Vietnam ranks 94 out of 156 countries in terms of happiness, compared to the 95th last year, said a report released Wednesday.
According to the World Happiness Report 2019 released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) on March 20, The International Day of Happiness marked by the UN in 2013, Vietnam's score in happiness is 5.175, an increase compared to its score of 5.103 in last year's report.
A young man in Hanoi celebrated after the Vietnamese football team won against Jordan in January.
The happiness level was measured based on factors including GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and absence of corruption.
Vietnam ranks lower than several countries in Southeast Asia including Singapore (34), Thailand (52), Phillipines (69), Malaysia (80) and Indonesia (92). Ranked right above Vietnam at 93rd place is China.
Top five countries in happiness level are dominated by European nations, including Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands.
Finland topped the list as it did last year. It is considered a country with beautiful nature, safe, affordable child care, subsidized and free education.
South Sudan, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Rwanda were at the bottom of the list.
Helping the poor enjoy happy Tet holiday
(BGO) - Through the mobilization of the Fatherland Front Committees at all levels in Bac Giang province, many agencies, units, businesses and benefactors have joined hands to support the construction of hundreds of houses and prepare tens of thousands of gifts for poor households with especially difficult circumstances in order to help them have a warm and happy Tet holiday.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival for all children
(BGO) – Various activities will be launched to welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 by the Councils of Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation (Pioneer Organisation) in Bac Giang province, districts and city in 100 percent of school pioneer unions and divisions of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (Youth Union) in the residential areas from the 12th to 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar targetting at a joyful, safe, practical and meaningful event.
Bac Giang accelerates schedule of e- medical record making
(BGO) –The People’s Committee in the northern province of Bac Giang (PPC) on March 13 held a conference to review the execution of the Plan No.1322 dated on April 26, 2017, about making the e-medical record, examining and managing the public health in the province as well as the implementation of the task in 2019. The event was chaired by PPC Vice Chairman Le Anh Duong.
Reinforcing capability of quality medical service
(BGO) - The Management Board for the Vietnam - Northern East and Red River Delta Regions Health System Support Project (Norred project) on March 6 held a meeting to review the activities in 2018 and implement the medical support in 2019.