Japan’s outstanding achievements and progress in Vietnam–Japan cooperation in the health sector were in the spotlight at an international seminar in Hanoi on August 26.

The first-ever event was co-organised by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

At the seminar, leading Japanese and Vietnamese experts, delivered presentations on cancers and heart disease, methods to cope with the diseases in daily life as well as cutting edge examination and treatment technology.

Deputy Health Minister Pham Le Tuan said that Vietnam ’s achievements in its national construction and development as well as the improvement of people’s wellbeing have been greatly enhanced thanks to Japan ’s assistance.

Japan has helped Vietnam build three central hospitals, namely Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi , Hue Hospital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, and Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City .

Its aid has also assisted the country increase the number of regional and provincial hospitals, enhance medical examinations and treatment in local health centres, and build modern factories to produce medical equipment, he added.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki underlined the efficiency of his country’s non-refundable aid and official development assistance to Vietnam .

With its experience and capacity, Japan is willing to work with the Southeast Asian country to tackle problems in the health sector, he noted.-VNA