​Vietnam and the United States sign an Agreement on Medical Science and Medical Science Cooperation

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Vietnam and the United States sign an Agreement on Medical Science and Medical Science Cooperation

On the afternoon of June 17, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, Assoc. TS. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien received the US Minister of Health and Welfare. Vietnam Minister of Health Assoc. TS. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and US Secretary of Health and Welfare Kathleen Sebelius, on behalf of the Health Ministries of the two countries, signed the Vietnam-US Medical Science and Science Cooperation Agreement, paving the way for deeper cooperation. in the health sector of the two countries in the coming time, in order to respond to the global health challenges and goals in the 21st century.

The two Ministers signed the Agreement on Medical Science and Medical Science Cooperation

Responding to press interviews after the signing ceremony of the Vietnam-US Medical Science and Medical Science Agreement, Vietnam Minister of Health Assoc. TS. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said this is a comprehensive agreement, within the scope of Global Health Security that the United States has expressed concern. Because of the interplay, diseases can be transmitted from one country to another across the border, food security not only affects a single country but can affect many countries in the country. global range.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, Health is a bright spot in the Vietnam - US relationship. Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that in the coming time, the two countries will tighten relations within the scope of training human resources, promote research and production of flu vaccines, join hands to prevent emerging diseases. . The Minister also added that the reason the US chose Vietnam as a partner in the field of preventive medicine is because this is an area of ​​concern to the Party and State of Vietnam, Vietnam has a comprehensive health system from the center. nurseries to the locality. Vietnam has achieved many achievements in the field of preventive medicine, such as successfully controlling the SARS epidemic, achievements in researching and producing flu vaccines, ... Vietnam is the only country in Asia, outside of Africa. The United States selected as the pilot country for the PEPFAR HIV / AIDS prevention program of the US President. Outside of Africa, no country in Asia is funded through this PEPFAR program. This program has helped the HIV / AIDS prevention system in Vietnam to be effective, supporting the Vietnamese health sector in this fight. This framework agreement hopes to further tighten relations between the two countries, paving the way for many projects specific to the health sector.

Some pictures at the signing ceremony:

The two ministers gave souvenirs

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