Vietnam will move to improve its public health system and step up
programmes to prevent infectious diseases along with heart attack,
cancer and hypertension in the future, a top health official has said.
Vietnamese Minister of Public Health Nguyen Thi Kim
Tien revealed the plan at the ASEAN+3 Health Ministers Meeting that
opened on July 7 in Thailand .
The event aims to
discuss measures to conduct joint plans between ASEAN and three East
Asian partners, Japan , the Republic of Korea and China, in the
field of health care, especially the health care universalisation.
Vietnam is resolved to carry out the health
care universalisation by 2020, targeting poor and ethnic people and
children under six, Tien added.
At the meeting, the
participants shared issues of common concerns and agreed to promote
cooperation in the implementation of health care universalisation to 2
billion people living in the region in the future.
Accordingly, ASEAN and its East Asian partners will cooperate in the
prevention and control of infectious diseases, in cases of emergency as
well as in food security, human resources development and traditional
medicine and pharmacy development.-VNA