Vietnam, US enhance healthcare cooperation

(VEN) – US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius recently wrapped up her two-day visit to Vietnam within the scope of her official visit to the Asia-Pacific region to boost international cooperation and to raise forces for global increased health security.

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Kathleen Sebelius and her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Tien concluded an agreement on cooperation in healthcare and medical science to support Vietnam’s efforts to cope with public health emergencies and global hazards such as flu and HIV/AIDS.

Since 2004 Vietnam has received almost US$600 million from the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) for HIV/AIDS patient care and treatment.

Through CDC, PEPFAR is working with Vietnam on a future sustainable program./.

Nguyen Huong

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