A delegation of foreign journalists held talk with their Vietnamese counterparts on January 16 in Hanoi on issues related to media coverage of health care after their field trip to some medical units in Vietnam and the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien.

During the meeting, the journalists shared the information they gathered during the trip. The discussions revolved around Vietnam’s health care system at grassroots level, reproductive health, HIV prevention, vaccination and child malnutrition.

They took note of the work of midwives at many local communes and the use of methadone therapy at detox facilities for drug users.

The journalists, who come from major newspapers in the US, the UK and Canada among others, offered their experience in covering health care issues with their local colleagues.

The delegation’s visit was arranged by the United Nations.-VNA