Prime Minister emphasises role of community health education
Updated : Saturday, January 05, 2019 9:40 AM (GMT+0700)

Prime Minister NguyenXuan Phuc highlighted the importance of education on health care while meetingwith representatives of the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education(VACHE) in Hanoi on January 4.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front, centre) and representatives of the Vietnam
Association for Community Health Education pose for a photo at the meeting in Hanoi on
January 4 - Photo: VNA

VACHE Chairman Nguyen Hong Quan said community healtheducation is an urgent but also long-term issue. 

The association, founded 10 years ago, now has four researchinstitutes, 22 centres and thousands of branches and clubs with tens ofthousands of members, he highlighted.

He took this occasion to ask the Government to work outbetter mechanisms and policies to ensure that all people have health insuranceand benefit from high-quality medical services with lower prices.

Quan also called for more favourable conditions forpublic-private partnership in health care, along with stronger mechanisms tostrictly monitor the quality of medical services.

At the meeting, PM Phuc said the establishment of the VACHEis significant to the education on community health.

He spoke highly of the association’s practical and effectiveactivities that have substantially helped with the care for people’s health.

The Government leader requested the VACHE to further gear itsactivities towards the elderly, children and ethnic minority people. It shouldmake use of traditional medicine in community health care, attract more privatefunding for activities, and utilise its widespread network across the country.

The VACHE also needs to better join hands with the healthcaresector in communications to raise public awareness of serious diseases likecancers, he added.

Source: VNA

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