Int’l NGOs support Vietnam's health care

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The Hanoitimes - Assistance from international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is of great significance in achieving the targets set in the national strategy for protecting and improving public health from 2010-2020, with a vision for 2030, a health official has said.

The Hanoitimes - Assistance from international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is of great significance in achieving the targets set in the national strategy for protecting and improving public health from 2010-2020, with a vision for 2030, a health official has said.

The statement was made by Nguyen Viet Tien, Deputy Minister of Health, at a two-day meeting with NGOs in Hanoi .

Addressing the meeting, chief representative of UNICEF in Vietnam , Lotta Sylwander, said NGOs should boost their activities and aim to increase the number of local people with access to healthcare services.

Sylwander said that, though the country has gained many achievements in health care over the past 15 years, there remains inequality in access to medical services, especially among ethnic minority groups, and the rural and urban poor.

It is estimated that more than 100 international NGOs are contributing to improving Vietnam ’s health care sector through 450 programs and projects in a variety of fields.

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