News & Events

The 10th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference (APTHC 2014)

The conference is from 7-10 May 2014 at Caravelle Hotel, distric1, HCMC. There are approximatly 500 attendants from 40 countries, they are clinicians, physicians and any other healthcare professionals working in the field of travel medicine. This is an annual conference and this year it was held in Vietnam for the first time.

Family Medical Practice received the license for the Carmel Hospital in HCMC

Family Medical Practice, the largest foreign owned multi-disciplinary medical provider in Vietnam, this week received their license for the Carmel Hospital which will be located in the new urban area of District 2. The Carmel hospital will be owned and managed by Family Medical Practice. The hospital will be open at the beginning of the first half of 2016.

Chickenpox (Varicella) outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City has continued since the end of 2013

A chickenpox outbreak in Ho Chi Minh has continued since December 2013. The number of children getting the disease are still on the increase after Tet Chinese new year, especially among schools. Parents are advised to get their children vaccinated at an early age to prevent the disease


Asthma belongs to the chronic allergic diseases (such as Hay fever; Atopic dermatitis). Unlike a classic allergy, which appears only when a person is exposed to a specific allergen, Asthma may worsen by many triggers. The most common of them are “Cold” (Viral infections of the upper airways) pollution, dust, cigarette smoke, air conditioners, mold and even cockroaches. Some children with Asthma may cough after running, swimming or even laughing or crying

Flu vaccination

Get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available. This can protect in case the flu season comes early and will protect you throughout the entire flu season.

Fatty liver disease

The disease is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ as it can progress for years without symptoms, until liver function is compromised. Fatty liver is caused by the slow build up of abnormal amounts of fat in the liver, which can progress to fibrosis, cirrhosis (irreversible scarring), and liver cancer.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis is extremely prevalent in Vietnam as we have many opportunities to come into contact with the virus. Eating with cutlery which has not be cleaned properly at local restaurants is a common cause, as is having manicures with unsterilised equipment and transmission via sexual intercourse.

Dengue Fever in Vietnam

Dengue fever is a disease ranging from mild to severe — caused by four related viruses spread by the Aedes mosquito. ‘Milder’ dengue fever causes high fever, rash, severe headache, muscle and joint pain. More-severe but much rarer forms of the disease — dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome — can additionally cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and even death (very rare).

Testicular self - examination (TSE)

TSE is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual lumps or bumps which can be the first sign of testicular cancer.

Poor posture & Your work station

Make full use of the equipment provided and adjust it to get the best from ít and to avoid potential health problems.