The APMHE-2015 is introduced at a press conference in Hanoi on September 9 (Photo:mod.gov.vn)
The Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange 2015 (APMHE-2015) will take place in the central city of Da Nang from September 14-18, according to the Military Medical Department (MMD) under the Ministry of Defence. 

The event, themed “Global health cooperation”, will be co-hosted by the US Army’s Medical Corps and its Vietnamese counterpart and is expected to be attended by around 500 delegates from Asian countries and territories. 

Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi on September 9 regarding the event, Director General of the MMD Vu Quoc Binh said the biennial conference plays an important role in Vietnam’s defence foreign relations, adding that it will be part of activities to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties.

As scheduled, 130 out of 214 scientific reports presented at the event will focus on external and internal medicine, infections, disease prevention, community healthcare, training military medical staff, traditional medicine and the application of advanced technology in healthcare. 

APMHE-2015 will offer a chance for scientists and experts working in the medical sector in the Asia Pacific region to share experience in the field, thus promoting cooperation in military health in particular and healthcare in general.

It will also serve as a venue for participating countries and territories to discuss measures to bolster their connections in preventing disasters and diseases and providing humanitarian assistance, especially related to global health security.-VNA