One of the topics of broad interest discussed on the first day of the seminar was a report about asthma in children, especially those under five years old.
According to the report, the rate of people with chronic asthma in countries ranges between 1% and 18% of their population. The average disease-contracting rate is 5% in adults and 10% in children.
Some studies in Vietnamese localities indicated that between 4% and 8% of local children suffer from the disease.
Dr Nguyen Cong Khanh, Chairman of the Vietnam Paediatrics Association, said Vietnam, is striving to reduce the mortality rates among newborn babies and under-five children to below 10 deaths and 20.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, respectively.
A total of 110 reports will be discussed during the event, which aims to exchange experience and update on advanced technologies in the field among participating experts.
The seminar is co-organised by the Vietnam Paediatrics Association and the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics.VNA