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Việt Nam, Singapore launch haemodialysis care project

Update: January, 22/2018 - 17:33
A healthcare training project is launched Monday by the Hà Nội Medical University in collaboration with Singapore International Foundation and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — More than 5,000 kidney patients in the north of Việt Nam will benefit from a healthcare training project launched on Monday by the Hà Nội Medical University (HMU).

The project has been launched in collaboration with Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

The haemodialysis care project aims to improve the overall quality of haemodialysis care and help meet the increasing demands of haemodialysis care in the north of Việt Nam.

“We are pleased to partner with SIF and TTSH in our continuous efforts to improve the standards of healthcare, especially haemodialysis care in Việt Nam,” Professor Nguyễn Đức Hinh, rector of the Hà Nội Medical University, said.

“Singapore is among one of the leading nations in advanced healthcare training and services. By working together with the Singaporean team, our medical staff will benefit from new perspectives in this field. We look forward to building stronger professional and personal ties with our Singaporean counterparts in the coming years,” said Hinh.

“Through this project, we will bring together our Singapore International Volunteers (SIV) and their Vietnamese counterparts to share insights and impart ideas, skills and resources with each other. We hope to collectively enhance haemodialysis care in the region for long-term sustainability,” SIF Chairman Ong Keng Yong said.

The 30-month project will focus on activities to enhance the training of Vietnamese caregivers to ensure the delivery of safe healthcare practices to kidney patients and update caregivers on the current standards of care in this speciality.

The project will have five components, including clinical training workshops and lectures; leadership engagement sessions; a study visit to Singapore; a symposium; and the development and distribution of professional guidelines on haemodialysis care.

The collaborative project will see a specialist team of SIV, including TTSH doctors and nurses from the department of renal medicine, working together with healthcare professionals from HMU, Bạch Mai Hospital, Việt Đức Hospital and other dialysis centres in Hà Nội. The SIVs will share their experience, knowledge and skills with their Vietnamese counterparts to train a core group of 60 master trainers.

Since 1994, the SIF has collaborated in projects with various institutional and individual partners in Hà Nội and HCM City in the fields of healthcare, education, arts and culture, and social entrepreneurship. — VNS

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