Monday, June 17, 2013

HHS Sebelius Visits Vietnam -- Bilateral Cooperation Respond Effectively to Global Health Emergencies such as Avian Flu

Monday, 6/17/2013

Secretary of Health and Human Services American, Kathleen Sebelius, to Vietnam to today signed a medical cooperation agreement and a speech at the University of Y. Expected during the visit, she will visit a poultry market in Hanoi.
According to information from the U.S. Embassy, ​​Ms. Sebelius has long visit to Vietnam in 2 days.This visit is a tour of the Asia - Pacific region to strengthen international cooperation and to mobilize resources to improve global health. In Hanoi, Ms. Sebelius met with the Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien to sign cooperation agreements health and medical sciences.

 "I am here to reinforce the commitment to public health with our Vietnam. Medical Agreement reflects the importance of bilateral cooperation Vietnam - U.S.. In addition, it also established a solid base to promote Vietnam's efforts to detect and respond effectively to issues of public health emergencies and prevent global health risk, such as avian flu and HIV / AIDS, " U.S. Secretary of Health said.

This afternoon, Ms. Sebelius has made a presentation on the topic "Global Health Security" at Hanoi Medical University. In his speech, U.S. Secretary of Health appreciated Vietnam's role in preventing SARS epidemic effectively ago. Ms. Sebelius stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries health Vietnamese - American. In addition, the U.S. Department of Health confirmed in the near future will help Vietnam develop health, in the context of the world are facing the risk of a new pandemic.  

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