A worker in An Giang province receives medical check (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on labour sanitation and occupational disease prevention was signed on July 13 in Hanoi by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA).

Under the MoU, the KOSHA will support Vietnam’s health sector in terms of technique and consultancy to strengthen the capacity of caring for and improving labourers’ health.

The RoK’s agency will also help improve training and consultancy on labour hygiene through delegation exchanges, as well as provide information and documents on occupational disease diagnosis and labour environment monitoring.

The MoH suggested the KOSHA helps improve the ability of the National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said the MoU is the first step in opening up cooperation opportunities in labour sanitation and occupational disease prevention.

The 13th National Assembly approved the Labour Safety and Sanitation Law in June, 2015. The law took effect on July 1.-VNA