Danish health minister visited Vietnam

Denmark’s Minister of Health, Ellen Trane Nørby was on an official two-day visit to Vietnam during 10-11 April. Her visit aimed at enhancing the bilateral comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Denmark with special focus on health-related areas and the Strategic Sector Cooperation between the two national Health Ministries.

The official visit started in Hanoi where the Danish Health Minister met Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and talked to Minister of Health Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien Nam on the bilateral cooperation on healthcare and non-communicable diseases (NCD).

At Hanoi Medical University, minister Nørby jointly with WHO gave a lecture and discussed with MA-students the role of primary healthcare in preventing, managing and treating NCDs.

During a visit to Thai Binh Province the minister gained first-hand experiences of the results from the Vietnamese-Danish Strategic Sector Cooperation in Health (SSC) at one of the 30 communal health stations in the province involved in the pilot project.

She also attended an SSC training session for 50 frontline healthcare workers from the province and met Provincial Peoples Committee and Thai Binh Health Authority. She furthermore witnessed the signing of a new Research Partnership Agreement between University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, and Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Source: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam

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