HCM CITY — The World Health Organisation (WHO) will provide Viet Nam with more than US$22 million in aid towards developing the domestic health sector in 2012 and 2013, according to the Ministry of Health.
Some of the areas in which Viet Nam will continue to receive WHO aid are prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases, improvement of health care for mother and children, and health policy adjustments, Wu Guogao, WHO country representative, said at a recent workshop.
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen said WHO had provided a lot of valuable assistance to Viet Nam's healthcare sector for many years.
She said technical assistance and expertise provided by WHO had helped improve policy, expedite administrative reforms and promote health insurance.
WHO assistance had helped improve the quality of doctors and other medical staff, and the quality of healthcare in the country, she added. — VNS