Vietnam shares experience in primary healthcare at UN meeting

About 81% of patients questioned said they are satisfied with medical services in Vietnam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien cited an independent survey while delivering a speech at a United Nations meeting on September 23. 

The meeting, themed “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”, brought together heads of state, political and health leaders, policy-makers and universal health coverage champions from 169 countries around the world.

The minister also said the biggest challenge to Vietnam’s healthcare sector is how to come up with a suitable financial mechanism for universal medical system as more funding has been allocated to pay for treatment services rather than primary and preventive healthcare.

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