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Thursday,  12/09/2021

Cooperation in the disease prevention and control in the border area between four provinces of Viet Nam and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

– On the morning of September 9, in the city of Fangchenggang (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China), the Health Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China held an online conference on cooperation on the disease prevention and control in the border area between the Health Committee and Departments of Health of four Vietnamese provinces including Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Cao Bang and Ha Giang.

Attending the conference were Mr. Do Nam Trung, Consul General of Viet Nam in Nanning, China; Mr. Nhiep Kien Cuong, Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, the National Health Commission (China) and representative leaders of Departments of Health of four Vietnamese provinces and those of the Health Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. At Lang Son point, there were representative leaders of Department of Health, Department of Foreign Affairs and related units.

At the conference, representative leaders of Departments of Health of four Vietnamese provinces and the Health Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China briefed on the medical work; HIV/AIDS prevention and control; the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has been developing complicatedly in each area in recent times.

 The delegates attended the online conference at the point of Lang Son province

At the same time, the units also proposed solutions to enhance the effectiveness of medical work in international cooperation in the coming time such as strengthening the development of information exchange regulations; regularly organizing specialized talks on health; establishing rules for medical assistance and treatment in the border area and so on.

At the conference, representative leaders of the Departments of Health of four Vietnamese provinces including Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Ha Giang and the Health Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Medical Cooperation between the parties by online form. The content of the Memorandum of Understanding was agreed by the parties in November 2020.

The overall goal of the Memorandum of Understanding on Medical Cooperation is to promote and develop comprehensive cooperation between the parties in the field of health according to the actual conditions of each unit on the principle of strictly complying with legal regulations and rules of its own country. Thereby, it contributes to consolidating and further developing the cooperative relationship between the parties in the field of health, continuing to improve the people’s health according to the principles of equality, mutual benefit and mutual respect.

During the program, the delegates attended a training conference on the HIV/AIDS project in the Viet Nam-China border area with the content of implementing cooperation strategies to combat HIV/AIDS across the border in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TRIEU THANH