APEC meeting on health and economy

(VOVWORLD) -The 7th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy as part of the third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 3) opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. 
APEC meeting on health and economy - ảnh 1 (Photo: VNA)

In his opening remarks, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said Vietnam has paid attention to developing good-quality medical centres and health worker staff. Thanks to the support of international organisations and many of the APEC members, Vietnam has all  but completed the UN Millennium Development Goals and expects to reach health-related objectives set in Sustainable Development Goals, he said. 

Health insurance now covers 82 percent of Vietnam’s population, Deputy PM Dam said, adding that Vietnam is working on a master program, which will put forth measures for the health sector in the near future.