|World Health Day 2023 Launch Event at Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of WHO Việt Nam|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is committed to prioritising public healthcare, said Minister of Health Đào Hồng Lan at a meeting held by the Ministry of Health in Hà Nội on Saturday to mark the 2023 World Health Day's (April 7) theme of “Health for all”.
Held in collaboration with the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, the Việt Nam Youth Federation, the Việt Nam Young Physicians' Association, and the representative office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Việt Nam, the event aimed to promote practices that improve health for disease prevention and control, changing lives for a healthier Việt Nam.
According to Minister Lan, the country's efforts to care for its people's health have achieved significant progress in recent years and have been recognised by all levels of government, the public, and the international community.
Despite these achievements, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and new emerging diseases, economic crises affecting healthcare resources in many countries, and the adverse impacts of climate change pose major challenges that require political commitments and comprehensive cooperation between countries.
Strong coordination between all government levels and people in each country is vital to address these issues successfully, Lan stated.
Angela Pratt, the WHO Representative in Việt Nam, emphasised the importance of multilateral cooperation and the role of young people in promoting public health to address these challenges towards achieving better health for everyone.
As part of the event, delegates participated in a mass dance performance and a health walk. Thousands of people in Hà Nội were also screened for diseases and received advice on treatment using a healthcare app by more than 150 doctors from hospitals across the city. — VNS