The Health Ministry evaluated the effectiveness of a five-year manpower improvement project at a conference held in Hanoi on July 1.

Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project was implemented by the Ministry of Health’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment Management in 2010.

It offered training courses, workshops and regular assessments at Bach Mai, Hue and Cho Ray general hospitals and 81 other medical establishments nationwide.

As a result, a plan to improve the quality of the health system’s human resources has been devised with standardised training materials in nine major fields including hospital quality management, patient safety, first aid and comprehensive care.

Almost 3,200 medical staff members upgraded their skills domestically and 59 personnel from health authorities were trained in Japan.

At the workshop, beneficiaries of the project shared their experiences and proposed measures to maintain and expand its positive impacts moving forward.

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen said the initiative boosted medical service access and quality in Vietnam.

JICA-sponsored projects generally produce sound outcomes in the countries, Xuyen declared.-VNA