JICA helps improve health services in northwestern provinces

The Japan International Cooperation (JICA) will carry out a project to improve health care services in northwestern provinces in the 2013-2016 period.

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JICA in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health organised a conference in Hoa Binh province on June 12 discussing the implementation of the project and plan for 2013.

The project, with over 3.2 million USD funded by the Japanese government, will offer training courses for health workers and build information technology networks on management of the transfer of patients between local-and central-level hospitals in the six provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Yen Bai.

Within the framework of the conference, the participants visited a project model at Hoa Binh province’s General Hospital, which sees the decreasing number of patients transferred to central-level hospitals.

Earlier, JICA also helped Hoa Binh province implement a project to improve its health services.-VNA