The Vietnam Administration Medical Service (VAMS) has teamed up with Bayer Vietnam to develop a digital multi-platform portal named Stroke, which includes a website, fanpage, and Youtube channel. These digital platforms will focus on providing information about stroke prevention to patients and the general public from 2021 to 2023.
|Bayer Vietnam and the Vietnam Administration Medical Service are pleased to launch the website dotquy.kcb.vn, and the “Phòng chống Đột quỵ” fan page and YouTube channel |
The launching ceremony for “Stroke” was held at the Ministry of Health with the attendance of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department of the Ministry of Health, the vice head of the Non-Communicable Diseases Control Department and professional associations, hospital staff from across the country, and news agencies. The digital platform is testament to the efforts being made by VAMS and Bayer to accurately raise public awareness of stroke prevention.
Speaking at the ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue emphasized that: “Strokes are one of the biggest threats to public health in Vietnam with 200,000 new cases each year, half of which are fatal. Those who survive a stroke still have to live with ongoing disabilities that may leave them unable to work, with their families and society often left to pick up the pieces.”
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department of the Ministry of Health, delivered a speech at the launch of the digital multi-platform about stroke |
He highlighted that it is crucial to raise awareness among patients and the community and educate each individual to proactively participate in stroke prevention and treatment.
The “Stroke” portal is directly linked to the VAMS website, providing people with accurate, objective, useful, practical, and easy-to-understand knowledge about strokes, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and recommendations on prevention such as lifestyle changes, as well as treatment compliance. The forum section is a place to share, connect and listen to stories of patients and caregivers; especially through online exchanges with leading doctors, people can ask and get answer from healthcare experts.
All content in the portal is contributed by experienced doctors from leading hospitals across the country, and has been reviewed and approved by an editorial team made up of leading experts in cardiology and neurology. The content will be regularly updated to provide essential and diverse information in understandable and accessible forms for the community.
|MD. MBA Tran Thi Lan Huong, medical director of the Pharmaceutical Divison, Bayer Vietnam discussing the meaning of the digital multi-platform about stroke |
“Bayer has made significant achievements in cardiovascular disease management, but we recognise there is still a lot of work to be done to address the growing burden of strokes in Vietnam. We believe that cooperation plays an important role and that is why Bayer is honoured to be partnering VAMS to implement the ‘Stroke’ digital multi-platform project. The active participation of patients and their families in stroke prevention and treatment is a key factor in improving the quality of medical examination and treatment around the world as well as in Vietnam,” said Dr. Tran Thi Lan Huong, Medical Director of the Pharmaceutical Division, Bayer Vietnam.
|The community can find useful and accurate information about stroke at dotquy.kcb.vn, as well as the fan page and YouTube channels “Phòng chống Đột quỵ” |
“With digitalization penetrating and transforming Vietnam's healthcare system quickly and dynamically, “Stroke” will make a practical contribution to the quality of counseling between health workers and patients and help to connect healthcare personnel to the community”.
In addition to the “Stroke” portal, which can be accessed at dotquy.kcb.vn, the VAMS has also created a Facebook page: “Phòng chống Đột quỵ” and a Youtube channel: “Phòng chống Đột quỵ” to further amplify and spread information about stroke prevention within the community.