The event marks the successful ending of a 8-year health program which was targeted at improving health service delivery in the provinces Phu Yen, Thanh Hoa, Yen Bai, Nghe An and Thai Binh, in the field of hospital management and the quality improvement of health services on provincial and district level.

Group photo at the event. (Source: Hoang Anh/GIZ Office Hanoi)
Selected hospitals and other partners show and highlight their program supported activities, such as continuous medical education, telemedicine, cervical cancer screening and hospital hygiene in an interactive market place format.

“The project has achieved many extraordinary results on the basis of its objectives and indicators. It has been contributing to improved health management as well as medical care services and preventive health in the five above-mentioned provinces. Besides, the project’s success also demonstrates the effective cooperation between Vietnamese and German partners as well as the two Governments, thus consolidating the friendship bridge between Vietnam - Germany”, said Associate Professor Dr Tran Quy Tuong, National Program Director.

During the implementation period from 2009 to 2017, the program aimed at strengthening the capacity of provincial Departments of Health and decentralized health facilities in cost-effective management and needs-based delivery of quality health services, with a major focus on preventive and curative services./.