17/03/2016 14:59 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

WHO-funded cooperation project approved

Hanoi, March 17 (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved the portfolio of a health cooperation programme sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the 2016-2017 fiscal years.

The project aims to assist the health sector in Vietnam to implement effectively the national strategy on public health in 2011-2020, with a vision towards 2030.

Specifically, the project will help Vietnam reduce communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria through technical support, policy dialogue, and inter-sector cooperation.

At the same time, it will support the implementation of the national strategy on preventing non-communicable diseases, contributing to improving public health.

It also looks to improve maternal and child health and medical services for the elder.

Strengthening the healthcare system, particularly the prevention, monitoring and control of epidemics, is also among the goals of the project.
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