The Cancer Centre of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture will assist the Cancer Hospital of the central city of Da Nang in improving personnel capacity under a cooperation memorandum of understanding inked on July 24.

In three years from now, the Vietnamese side will send its doctors, nurses and technicians to the Kanagawa centre for one-year refresher courses, while the centre’s experienced staff will come to Da Nang with technical consultancy.

At the signing ceremony in the presence of Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa, Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Van Huu Chien said his city hopes to receive more support from the prefecture in the promotion of medical workforce capacity and the procurement of advanced equipment.

Yuji Kuroiwa voiced his hope that the cooperation between the two establishments will actively contribute to the partnership between Kanagawa and Da Nang in the future.

Over the past years, Japan has been providing a number of medical help for the Vietnamese city.

Notably, Japanese experts have trained caregivers and midwives of the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children under a project of the Asian Urban Information Centre of Kobe from 2012 to 2015. Leaders of the hospital have also made short-term visits to the country to learn their experience.-VNA