(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.
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./.
The pledge was delivered by the Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu at the 59th session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Manila, the Philippines, on September 23.Minister Trieu affirmed that the country will strive to fulfill the 13 strategic goals in the healthcare field set by the region and coordinate closely with the WHO in its activities and programmes.He added that Vietnam has achieved remarkable healthcare achievements due to its own efforts, along with the assistance of the WHO and the international community.By the end of 2007, 98 percent of 11,000 communes in Vietnam…... [read more]
He called on the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (TPH), a world renowned institution for teaching, research and services in the field of International Health Development. The institute gathers more than 500 scientists from 40 countries to work, research, and provide medical services, aiming to facilitate and contribute to health development worldwide, especially in underdeveloped countries. Nhan valued the institute’s sci-tech achievements and stressed that the Vietnamese government gives top priority to ensuring social security and people’s health in which the quality of training and human resources plays a very important role. Vietnam wants to expand cooperation in education…... [read more]
The Lao media reported on March 16 that under the MoU, the two ministries will exchange medical experts, organise short-term and long-term training courses and carry out joint research projects. The Vietnamese side pledged to train Lao medical staff at all levels. Both sides will boost cooperation in improving people’s health, fighting against epidemics, and increasing technical assistance to control diseases in border areas, as well as fostering international cooperation in combating HIV/AIDS. The two ministries will continue implementing a Border Medical Quarantine agreement signed in 2001, strengthening cooperation in drug testing, food safety and traditional medicine, controlling drug quality,…... [read more]
The MoU, signed during a current working visit to Laos by Minister of Investment and Planning Vo Hong Phuc, includes the training of economic planning managers for the Lao planning sector and dispatch of experts and lecturers to help Laos teach and compile curriculum. During his stay in Laos from June 24-27, Minister Phuc was received by Lao Prime Minister Thongsin Thammvong, who assured his country’s intention to create conditions for effective cooperation between both sides’ enterprises. The Lao PM highly valued Vietnam’s effective investment and cooperation in Laos and said he hoped the two countries would enhance cooperation in…... [read more]
The agreement was reached during a meeting between Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien and the Czech Republic Minister of Culture Daniel Herman in Prague on June 13 within the framework of Thien’s visit to the Czech Republic for the closing ceremony of the Vietnam Culture Year. The two ministers discussed measures to foster cultural and tourism cooperation in the coming time. They hailed fruitful results of cultural cooperation so far and said cultural exchanges contributed to enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries. Minister Thien proposed exchanging art troupes and sending Vietnamese students to…... [read more]
(VEN) - Dutch Deputy Minister for Agriculture Hans Hoogeveen together with representatives of prestigious corporations and companies in the high-tech agricultural sector, such as Greenport Holland, Incotec and Fresh Studio on the occasion of the visit to Vietnam said, "The Netherlands will actively support Vietnam in selecting and growing fruit and vegetables in greenhouse, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce, eggplant and kohlrabi. In addition, the Netherlands will also help Vietnam apply advanced techniques in agricultural production in order to improve Vietnam's fruit and vegetables." Dutch Deputy Minister for Agriculture Hans Hoogeveen also said that Vietnam had a diverse…... [read more]
The cooperation plan was reached during talks between Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and his Lao counterpart Thongban Seng Aphon, in Vientiane on Sept. 5. The two agreed to continue boosting bilateral cooperation and mutual help at regional and international forums, coordinate to fight drug trafficking, maintain security and order along the border. They decided to build the Laos-Vietnam border line into one of peace, friendship, stability and development, contributing to developing comprehensive bilateral cooperation and meeting the two peoples’ aspirations. At the talks, Minister Quang said his current visit to Laos from Sept. 5-7 aimed to…... [read more]
The consensus was reached during separate meetings between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang who is accompanying Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in his official China visit and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security Geng Huichang. The Chinese officials highlighted the Vietnamese delegation’s visit as a milestone in both nations’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which also covers cooperation between their law enforcement bodies. The two sides hailed substantive developments in…... [read more]
The event also offered a good opportunity for businesses to introduce their products, seek out future partners, consolidate existing alliances and strengthen both trade and investment. Polish ambassador to Vietnam, Barbara Szymanowska, said over the years, both nations have actively cooperated in the economic field. Poland is one of the first nations to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam, and they are celebrating the 65th anniversary of diplomacy this year (1950-2015). Ambassador Szymanowska expressed hope that this event will add fresh impetus to the long-term cooperation between both nations. The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s European Market Department Deputy Head Duong…... [read more]
The encouragement arose during Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang's talks with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng in Hanoi on January 4. The two sides already plan on continuing coordinating to protect security and order in the Development Triangle (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). Both ministries were advised to impel their Governments to accelerate the negotiation of several agreements including extradition and prisoner transfer treaties. Minister Quang briefed his guest on the previous cooperation plan’s outcomes in regards to ensuring national security, social order, and safety in 2012. He highlighted the two sides’ strengthened…... [read more]