Vietnam celebrates World Health Day

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(VOVWORLD) - The Ministry of Health held a meeting in Hanoi on Sunday to promote Vietnam’s Health Program and honor young Vietnamese physicians on the occasion of World Health Day, April 7.
Vietnam celebrates World Health Day - ảnh 1Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien addresses the meeting in Hanoi on April 7,2019.

The WHO’s theme for World Health Day 2019 is “Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere” to ensure that everyone can access healthcare services.

Vietnam intends to enhance primary healthcare by rallying social resources. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said: “Vietnam’s health sector has met 80% of people’s essential health treatment demand, which is relatively high in the region according to the WHO. Vietnam can produce many vaccines under the expanded vaccination program. 87.5% of the population have health insurance cards, which is higher than the target set by the National Assembly and the government.”