The University Medical Center under the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City has launched a clinic dedicated to providing sub-specialized care to COVID-19 patients with lingering symptoms. The clinic was officially put into operation on Monday, according to the center’s verified Facebook page. The symptoms, often referred to as COVID-19 long-haulers, post-COVID or long-COVID conditions, can vary widely in patients who have had the coronavirus, so the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed a unifying name for the condition, which is post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC. The new clinic provides a team of multidisciplinary specialists and subspecialists to help patients who have been diagnosed with PASC. The associated symptoms can be as varied as persistent shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, impaired stamina, chest pain, palpitations, dizzy spells, exercise intolerance, wide-swings in blood pressure or impaired … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City university medical center opens post-COVID-19 treatment clinic
VVOB has been supporting education in Vietnam since 1992. How do you help Vietnam put the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 into practice? Country programmes manager at VVOB in Vietnam Karolina Rutkowska If the right to education is to be realised and the promise of SDG4 is to be held, then it is necessary to reinforce the capacity of governments to implement key laws and education policies. VVOB focuses on offering technical assistance that reinforces the capacity of the government and local education authorities to bridge implementation gaps in educational policy. VVOB partners with the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), through various projects, provides practical and technical education expertise, as well as process support while making sure that relevant MoET departments increasingly take the lead as the projects progress to guarantee sustainability and institutionalisation. In partnership with the MoET, VVOB’s projects strengthen the capacities … [Read more...] about For a sustainable future through education
Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
Police in Vietnam have arrested the treasurer of a provincial continuing education center for allegedly appropriating VND6.5 billion (US$281,600) and reporting a fake robbery to cover up the case. The Department of Public Security in Quang Binh Province confirmed on Monday it had apprehended and initiated legal proceedings against Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh, 32, treasurer of the Quang Binh Continuing Education Center, for embezzlement. Preliminary investigation showed that the center had coordinated with several universities to provide educational programs for its learners. The center had received a large amount of tuition from learners between January and May and put Linh in charge of managing the money. Linh was supposed to deposit the money in the center’s bank account so it could pay its partner schools. However, the treasurer only deposited a fractional amount and appropriated the remaining VND6.5 million for personal use and financial investment. To cover up her … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, education center treasurer arrested on suspicion of $281,000 embezzlement