Articles worth reading
Image : Berlin bombing suspect radicalized by imams in Germany, brother says

Berlin bombing suspect radicalized by imams in Germany, brother says

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 15,2016

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin bomb suspect Jaber Albakr showed signs of radicalization in Germany, posting jihadi videos online before traveling to the Islamist-controled Syrian city of Idlib earlier this year, his brother told Reuters.

Image : UN chief 'deeply' regrets veto of Palestinian ex-PM as envoy

UN chief 'deeply' regrets veto of Palestinian ex-PM as envoy

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 13,2017

Yahoo News UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday said he "deeply" regretted opposition to former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as the organisation's peace envoy to Libya, days after Washington vetoed the appointment. "I deeply regret this

Image : Ba Ria Vung Tau plans $1.35bn logistics center

Ba Ria Vung Tau plans $1.35bn logistics center

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 24,2016

The evaluation council of the Cai Mep Downstream Logistics Center has selected a project from Japan’s Nippon Koei Company Limited, a consultant joint venture company, for the project’s construction in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

Latest blog articles

Vietnam faces big deficit in HIV/AIDS funding

access_time Nov 29,2016 chat_bubble_outline 64 views
Vietnam faces big deficit in HIV/AIDS funding

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Da Nang, (VNA) - Vietnam will face a huge budget deficit in health services for people with HIV/AIDS in the next five years, an official from the HIV/AIDS Prevention Agency, Duong Thuy Anh, said at a conference on insurance payments for ARV therapy on November 28.
Anh said the State budget could only reserve 100 billion VND (4.4 million USD) for antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in 2016-20, but the demand is for about 600 billion VND (27 million USD).
She said most people with HIV/AIDS cannot afford prolonged use of ARV and other drugs for opportunistic infections.
Anh said that was why Government and various agencies have been conducting discussions on implementation of the Prime Minister’s decision on payment for ARV and support for ARV users through health insurance.
“Only 40 percent of people with HIV/AIDS have enrolled in social health insurance, while 72 out of 385 (18.7 percent) of health service centres provided payment for HIV/AIDS patients through insurance,” Anh said.
“The decision will help people with HIV access health service and treatment, through different sources, including a fund for the poor,” she said.
In some places, AIDS patients had received support through flexible policies of the local administration.
Tran Truong Minh, from Vinh Phuc Province’s insurance, said the northern province has allocated funds from donations and other sources to enable HIV/AIDS patients to get treatment free of charge.
He said people with HIV/AIDS still hesitate to get treatment at health centres due to fear of discrimination.
Deputy Minister of Heath, Nguyen Thanh Long, said the Prime Minister’s decision will make a big change for people with HIV/AIDS.
“Vietnam has followed the target over past nine years, and committed to complete the ’Zero to HIV/AIDS’ campaign by 2030,” Long said.
“The country has been seeking a flexible paying mechanism to ensure that 80 percent of HIV/AIDS patients enroll in health insurance by the end of 2017 and 100 percent in 2018,” Long said.
He said the Health Insurance Fund will cover full payment of health services and ARV for 90 percent of people with HIV/AIDS in 2018.
He said 90,000 have died and 230,000 live with the disease.
Meanwhile, about 10,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS are diagnosed each year.
Long also asked provincial health centres to provide drugs for HIV/AIDS patients from the Insurance Fund starting next July.
The deputy minister also said the ministry plans to provide health insurance for prisoners with HIV/AIDS and offenders at rehabilitation centres.
Last month, the city and the Vietnam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP) inked a new agreement on health care for kids with HIV/AIDS in the city in 2017-21, with total funding of 150,000 USD.
Vietnam hopes to reduce the number of people with HIV to 0.3 percent by 2020.
The country has committed to the global goal of Zero new HIV infections Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS-related deaths, Long concluded.-VNA

Read on the original site

Apple removes some apps from online store over security concerns

Apple Inc said on Thursday that it had removed "a few" applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users' personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances. The Apple logo is seen behind new Apple iPad Pros on display during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, September 9, 2015. The company said the apps threatened users' security by installing certificates that can expose data to monitoring by third parties. The company did not… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Moody’s assigns first-time ratings to two Vietnam banks

Moody’s has assigned first-time ratings this year to Vietcombank and Maritime Bank. A Vietcombank transaction office in Hanoi. According to reports released on its website, Moody’s assigned local currency deposit ratings of B1/NP; foreign currency deposit ratings of B2/NP; a baseline credit assessment (BCA) of B2; and an adjusted BCA of B2 to the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank). Vietcombank’s ratings outlook on the issuer and deposit ratings is stable. Moody’s has also… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

South Africa peg back Australia despite Steyn injury in Perth Test

Perth (Australia) (AFP) - South Africa overcame the loss of star paceman Dale Steyn to produce a stunning comeback on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth on Friday.In reply to South Africa's 242, Australia were cruising at 158 for none, but then lost all 10 wickets for just 86 runs to lead by only two on the first innings.Steyn left the field for scans on his troublesome right shoulder before lunch, just after claiming the wicket of Australian opener David Warner for… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam makes Intellectual Property headway

Viet Nam is ranked 37th among 45 countries in the latest Intellectual Property (IP) Index report compiled by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre. The infographic of 2017 Overall Scores. The report, released for the fifth consecutive year, ranks the United States first and Venezuela last.Its latest ranking puts Viet Nam ahead of countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, India and Egypt, but behind the Philippines. It also marks an approximately four per cent… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Halloween in Vietnam

Halloween in Vietnam October 31, 2016 | 02:04 pm GMT+7 This Halloween, we hit the streets and asked young Vietnamese what the holiday's all about. [/i] Follow us on Facebook [/i] Follow us on Twitter Tags: Halloween En Vnexpress chat_bubble_outline Read More...

folder_open Assigned tags



Trends in Singapore

Trends in Indonesia

Trends in Philippin