The 22 nd Vietnam International Hospital , Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2015) kicked off in Hanoi on May 13.

The annual healthcare industry event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Medical Products Import-Export Joint Stock Company (Vimedimex Vietnam ) and the Vietnam Advertisement and Fair Exhibition Joint Stock Company (Vietfair).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen said the exhibition provides a platform for businesses in the industry to showcase their latest products and for domestic entrepreneurs to learn about the world’s advanced healthcare technologies and seek new markets and partnership opportunities.

She hoped the event would contribute to the development of the medical and pharmaceutical sector in the country.

Running through May 16, this year’s exhibition features 450 stands run by 350 local and foreign exhibitors. On display are laboratory and analysis equipment, hospital equipment and machines, healthcare services, raw drug materials and various types of pharmaceuticals and nutritious food.

The 8 th Vietnam International Exhibition on Hospital and Equipment (VIETNAM HOSPITAL 2015) and the 4 th Vietnam International Exhibition on Dental Materials and Equipment (VIETNAM DENTAL 2015) were also held on the same day.

Additionally, campaigns to promote World Hypertension Day (May 17) and the AGE Awareness Day (June 21) started during the event alongside several charitable activities, seminars and talks.-VNA