Floating market on the Mekong river

Core area “Health, social protection and population policy” Strengthening the prevention of pandemics and boosting the One Health approach

Viet Nam's health system is changing. While medical care in larger cities is getting better and better, not least thanks to the growing private sector, medical services in rural areas are still lagging far behind.

Germany's development cooperation is addressing this gap, for example through targeted investment in medical equipment for rural areas and through the establishment of a telemedicine network.

Another focus is support for the prevention of pandemics through improved exchange of digital data and more efficient communication structures at various ministries and administrative bodies, a significantly broadened data basis, and capacity building for the units in question. This is creating a basis for comprehensive, sound pandemic prevention and preparedness in Viet Nam in line with the One Health approach.

As at: 22/06/2022