News & Events

Rabies in South East Asia

Rabies is an acute viral infection that causes inflammation of the spinal cord and the brain (encephalomyelitis). South east Asia is an endemic area for Rabies. Bali has been an endemic area for rabies since 2008.

Cervical cancer 'not just a young woman's disease'

Twenty per cent of new diagnoses of cervical cancer are in women over 65. There is a perception that cervical cancer is a young woman's disease, but half of deaths occur in women over 65, a British Medical Journal report says.

World Breast Feeding Week

The success of sustaining breastfeeding depends on priming the breast with early and frequent prolactin surges. The current Department of Health recommendation is for women to exclusively breastfeed their babies for six months and to continue breastfeeding alongside appropriate complementary (‘solid’) foods. This means that when we support women, we need to make sure that we give them the information and support they need to achieve this.

[Hanoi] Panorama prenatal screen

Get essential genetic information about your baby as early as 9 months into your pregnancy with the FMP panorama prenatal screen at FMP Ha Noi.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 2015 - 2016

Family Medical Practices provides imported vaccines which are safe and stored to international standards. For this year's season, Family Medical Practices is using the vaccines influvax 2015/2016 from Abbott Laboratories.

World Heart Day 2015

Healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere Creating heart-healthy evironments will enable us all to make the right choices that can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke

[Medical Update] Asian Bird Flu

Avian flu, also known as "bird flu", refers to a family of flu viruses that mainly affect birds. Two strains of bird flu are known to cause severe and fatal illness in people: H5N1 and H7N9. People generally have no immunity against these viruses.


The medical team of Family Medical Practice Vietnam has added another first to its lengthy list of accomplishments during its more than 20-year history. It recently fulfilled a patient’s family wish of returning him to his home-country by air ambulance on an ECMO machine and dialysis. This is the second time in three years that a complicated mission as this takes place in Vietnam. This achievement has turns FMP into the country’s first medical center able to fly ECMO patients overseas. As of today, only a very limited number of leading hospitals in six countries world-wide have this expertise.


In recent years, we have noticed in our clinic an alarming rise in the number of children who suffer from Myopia - “Shortsightedness”. Worldwide, there has been more than 60% increase in children with Myopia over the past 30 years. A large survey done in Taiwan last year reveals that about 20% of first grade and over 60% of sixth grade children need glasses.

Zika Virus

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.