Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the content of a project funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on assisting the Ministry of Health in implementing the National Strategy on Public Health Care.

The project will receive over 18.5 million USD in non-refundable official development assistance and be carried out in the 2014-2015 fiscal years.

It aims to update and carry out strategies, regulations and standards on disease prevention and treatment as well as health care in general.

The project will also help the ministry update its strategies, plans and tools to enhance medical services, while developing a legal framework for inter-sectoral coordination to cope with epidemics and newly-emerging diseases.-VNA