Vietnam candidate member WHO Executive Board
66th Session of the Executive Council of the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) taking place from 12 - 16.10.2015 in Guam, United States. The delegation of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam led by Deputy Le Quang Cuong as Head of the delegation to attend the conference.
Every year, the Executive Board of the WHO Western Pacific region includes 37 countries and territories in the Western Pacific region (Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia , Australia, United States ...) gathered to discuss and adopt the strategies, policies and programs of the health care sector to implement global health goals and meet the health priorities of the nation.
The delegation of Vietnam and the WHO Regional Director.
Attending the session were a delegation of the country by the Minister / Deputy Minister of Health states, head of delegation, the head of the World Health Organization and a number of international organizations such as WHO Regional Director Western Pacific, WHO Assistant Director General in charge of the global health program, Director global Fund against TB, HIV, malaria ... and medical leaders from a number of academics, national universities and well-known public health in the Western Pacific region.
This session will adopt policies and critical health programs, as a basis for orientation WHO and countries in the area of application deployment such as regional action plan on hepatitis B phase 2016-2020, regional action framework implemented global strategy on tuberculosis eradication period 2016-2020, guidelines on the implementation of universal health coverage, regional action plan on violence prevention injury forces and the period 2016-2020, regional Framework for action on urban health 2016-2020 period.
Besides, the session will also review the results of the WHO in collaboration with the country has achieved in the past year and the challenges facing the health care of people, such as prevention infectious diseases, health security and effective response to emergency medical situations (epidemics, natural disasters, catastrophes ...), prevention of non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, overweight, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma), improving health at all stages of human life (such as health care babies, mother-child and the elderly) , strengthening health systems.
Vietnam delegation spoke at the conference.
Progress of implementation of a program of medical professionals in the region are also WHO updates and reports for countries in the region, specifically focused on the content: food safety, emerging diseases, tropical diseases neglected, elderly health and non-communicable diseases and strengthening the system of legal documents in the medical field, such as laws governing the pharmaceutical, food and vaccines.
In particular, this year's conference will elect the two countries, representing the countries and territories of the Western Pacific region to position a member of the Executive Board of the WHO Global 2016-2018 tenure as Japan and South Korea is ending its term on May 5/2016. Vietnam is currently running for the position. (Global Executive Board of the WHO of 34 Member States elected from the six WHO regions of the world, including Europe, the Americas, Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, South East Asia, Western Pacific . Western Pacific region 5 seat member in the Global Executive Council).
Tran Thi Giang Huong my profile only, the Department for International Cooperation, Ministry of Health representatives to Vietnam to participate in Panel on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after 2015 (dated 14.10.2015)
Besides the formal sessions, the meeting will also take place on the sidelines in the framework of the Conference, including the sessions on health security, the sustainable development goals, elimination of polio, public health law community and meetings of the global Fund in TB, HIV and malaria. Vietnam was invited to co-chair the meeting on sustainable development goals, including Vietnam share the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in Vietnam and the relationship between the Millennium Development Goals Millennium (will end in late 2015) and the sustainable Development Goals (set for the period after 2015).
Attending the session, Vietnam delegation actively contributed presentations quality content for the most professional and the international community are appreciated. Vietnam share medical achievements gained in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, achieve the core competencies of the International Health Charter, implement and participate effectively in the morning is to be World Health Organization recognized management body of Vietnam vaccines international standard (national Regulatory System for vaccines - NRA), through the national Strategy on anti-drug resistance and successfully sign agreement operation between Vietnam and its development partners to combat drug resistance in Vietnam, progress in the implementation of universal health coverage, including medical coverage reached 75% by the end of 2015, 100% of communes a medical station with more than 70% of doctors working station ... Vietnam also share the difficulties and challenges that Vietnam has been and will face the burden of disease such changes, the outbreak of the emerging infectious diseases (middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Ebola), disparities in access to health services between regions and between population groups, restrictions on the quality of human resources for health ...
Awarded the medal "For People's Health" for Mr. Jeffery Joseph Kobza, former WHO Representative rights in Vietnam during 2014-2015.
On the occasion of attending the conference, Vietnam also has many health activities important diplomatic, to enhance mobility and to attract international support for Vietnam in the field of health. Deputy Minister of Health, Prof. Le Quang Cuong met and worked with him Shin Young-soo, director of the Western Pacific region of the World Health Organization, exchanges and promote bilateral cooperation, including support international experts to Vietnam advises medical education innovation to improve the quality of human resources for health in Vietnam. Vietnam delegation also met with the delegation and Brunei to discuss work related to Health Ministers Meeting and the Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials on Health Development ASEAN, met and worked with union Australia to prepare for the APEC Summit and deployment of content cooperation after the visit to Australia and New Zealand's Minister of Health of Vietnam. On the occasion of attending the conference, Deputy Minister Le Quang Cuong, on behalf of the Vietnam Ministry of Health has awarded a medal "For People's Health" for Mr. Jeffery Joseph Kobza, former WHO Representative rights in Vietnam during period 2014-2015, is currently the director of human resources, administrative and financial aspects of WHO regional Office for the Western Pacific in recognition of his positive contribution to the health Kobza Vietnam.
Deputy Le Quang Cuong awarded a medal "For People's Health" for Mr. Jeffery Joseph.
During the meeting the next day, a delegation from Vietnam will continue to attend and contribute to the professional discussion at the conference. The conference is expected to end on 16/10 and adopted 5 Resolutions on regional action plans in the health sector and a number of resolutions recognized the results and progress made by the program other medical.
Reporter Reporting from Guam, United States, 14/10/2015