National Assembly vice chairman Tòng Thị Phóng (R) meets WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Shin Young-soo in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly vice chairman Tòng Thị Phóng applauded the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s role in implementing healthcare programmes to provide better healthcare and life quality for people in Việt Nam and across the world.
Phóng made the statement during a reception for visiting WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Shin Young-soo.
Over the past 40 years, the UN body and Việt Nam have co-operated in fighting epidemics, health insurance, policy consultancy, and technical assistance.
Phóng told the guest that Việt Nam promulgated Law on Medical Examination and Treatment, Law on Health Insurance, and Pharmacy Law, among others, creating effective laws for healthcare.
She expressed hope that the WHO would co-ordinate with and provide Việt Nam with updated information on the health situation in the world, the region and the country, enabling the local Government to contain diseases and better care local people. The host also called for the WHO to further supply training for local medical practitioners.
The WHO official spoke highly of the country’s socio-economic growth and achievements in healthcare and said the WHO would like to strengthen co-operation with Việt Nam, including the NA.
Facing newly-emerged demands and challenges on ensuring food, environment and traffic safety, Young-soo would like the Vietnamese Government to focus on developing effective legal healthcare regulations, Vietnam News Agency reported. — VNS