The PM highly valued the leadership of the WHO at the global health forums and thanked the effective cooperation and support of the WHO, including Mr. Shin Young-soo, for the development of the nation’s health sector and care for people’s lives.
|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives World Health Organization's Regional Director for the Western Pacific Shin Young-soo, Ha Noi, September 20, 2016 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
Viet Nam has launched the international Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the health sector effectively in fields of fundamental construction, equipment purchasing, human resource development, technical assistance, technical transfer and science research, he asserted.
Viet Nam is working to get the private sector involved in investing in the health sector and gives priority to investing in health infrastructure, especially in disadvantaged areas, he said.
The Vietnamese Government is urgently establishing an overall plan to realize the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and expects to receive more assistance from the international organizations, especially the WHO.
For his side, Mr. Shin Young-soo supposed that Viet Nam has gained a number of achievements in health development, confirming that the WHO will strengthen cooperation with Viet Nam.
He hoped that the Vietnamese Government will improve the health system, increase the coverage of the health insurance, issue investment policy for hospitals, promote investment in health care in form of Public-Private Partnership and mobilize the social contribution for the development of the health sectorVGP