Director of the NIHBT Nguyen Anh Tri at the event (Photo: suckhoedoisong.vn)

Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The national congress on hematology and blood transfusion opened in the north central city of Thanh Hoa on September 21.

Organised by the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) and the Vietnam Association of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, the biennial event allows domestic and international staff in the field to discuss hematology and blood transfusion activities. 

This year’s event attracted the participation of more than 700 domestic delegates and 10 international sexperts from the US, Australia, Ireland, Singapore and Thailand.

Nearly 120 reports, 49 essays, 142 articles and 26 booths displaying achievements of science in hematology and blood transfusion were presented at the event. 

A cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Health and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) was signed on the same day, aiming to narrow the gap in hemophilia diagnosis and treatment between developed countries and developing ones.

President of the WFH Alain Weill praised Vietnam’s efforts in participating in hemophilia patient treatment and care and training activities. 

Director of the NIHBT Nguyen Anh Tri said international experiences shared at the event could be applied in Vietnam, helping the health sector improve.

The event runs until September 23.-VNA