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WB helps improve mountainous provinces’ healthcare


Hanoi (VNA) – The World Bank will provide a credit of 60 million USD to help Vietnam improve healthcare services in seven northern mountainous provinces.

An agreement to this effect was signed by the WB and the State Bank of Vietnam in Hanoi on July 10.

The sum, added to 6 million USD contributed by the Vietnamese Government, will benefit Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Son La provinces by improving services at their district-level hospitals.

The five-year project, lasting from September 2008 to February 2014, will help raise professional skills and management capacity for workers, build up pilot models of services, provide medical equipment, and upgrade some healthcare establishments.

In addition, the project will help the provinces’ relevant agencies in supervising the performance of a fund for medical services for the poor.

 
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