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Eye donations fail to meet high demand in Vietnam

One cornea donor can bring light to two blind persons.

From 2007 to 2018, the eyes of 494 donors have enabled blind people to see, but thousands remain in darkness. Over the last decade, over 35,000 blind people have registered as recipients for cornea donations that can enable them to gain the gift of sight. The 494 deceased donors from …

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Disabled Vietnamese author publishes 4th book

Tran Tra My.

Only one of Tran Tra My’s fingers is strong enough to type on a computer, but that hasn’t stopped her from filling pages with stories of good deeds and big dreams. A sever childhood illness which severely damaged her limbs hasn’t stopped My from rising through Vietnam’s literary ranks to …

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Vietnam moves to limit smoking in films, theaters

A scene from a Vietnamese movie showing a female character smoking

A culture ministry circular set to take effect next month will ban smoking in films and theaters in Vietnam with certain exceptions. According to the circular, issued on August 30, films and theatrical performances must not depict smoking if the action is done by minors, promotes the production and sales …

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Always love the ladies, my Vietnamese friends!

A woman sells flowers at a market in Ho Chi Minh City.

Yep, just  is up and running again – it’s almost time for Vietnamese Women’s Day, on the 20th of October. Time for the flowers, the romantic dinner, mum’s breakfast in bed, the rest of the family does the housework and a big hug for grandma! I freely admit one of …

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