Provincial HPG Meeting 2016 in Lao Cai

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As one of the Health Partnership Group annual activities, in order to improve the linkage and discussion between central and local level on the development and implementation of health policies, the provincial HPG meeting of 2016 was organized at Sa Pa town, Lao Cai province on August 2nd, 2016 with the theme: Designing local health systems for health equity and universal health coverage: Contextualizing the family medicine approach. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Tran Thi Giang Huong, ICD Director General, Ministry of Health, and co-chaired by Mr. Dang Xuan Thanh, Vice Chairman, Lao Cai People’s Committee, and Dr. Lokky Wai, Representative, World Health Organization in Vietnam.

More than 130 national and international participants as well as provincial representatives have participated in the meeting and contributed and shared experiences of family medicine model development at local level. One point highlighted by participants in the meeting is that, if the principle of human-centered is obeyed, and family medicine is integrated into the existing local health system, it will be able to contribute effectively to strengthening the grassroots health system.

In the afternoon, the participants are divided into 2 groups to visit Sa Pả and Tả Phìn commune health stations and Sa Pa general district hospital. These are two disadvantaged communes with the majority of ethnic minority people.


Dr. Tran Thi Giang Huong giving remarks at the meeting