International Community hails Viet Nam’s maternal and child health care

(Viet Nam Embassy in South Africa) – Global leaders attending a health forum in South Africa, from June 30 to July 1, applauded the effectiveness of Viet Nam’s programs addressing maternal, neonatal and child health issues.

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and WHO delegates at the Forum (Photo: Viet Nam Embassy in South Africa)

In a keynote address, Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien highlighted Viet Nam’s healthcare accomplishments over recent years, attributing the Nation’s noteworthy success to the commitment and efforts of the Party and State.

This is the third such forum that has been held in South Africa with the aim of promoting healthcare for mothers and children, especially newborns, contributing to fulfilling the United Nations (UN) millennium development goals (MDG). The event was intended to review the achievements of, and promote joint commitments between, member countries to improve healthcare for mothers and children, particularly infants, contributing to the implementation of the MDGs.

The forum attracted more than 1,000 delegates, including 27 Health Ministers and leading professors, who shared experience and discussed measures to help countries improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, as well as discussing challenges in mobilizing social sources and financial support for the work. On the sidelines, Minister Tien met with his South African counterpart and health officials from a number of African countries to examine ways to step up trilateral cooperation, under the South-South cooperation framework, between Viet Nam and regional countries.