US$106 million credit to improve health professionals’ education quality

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors May 8 approved a US$106 million credit to help improve the quality of health professionals’ education, strengthen management competencies in the health sector, and improve the skills of primary health care teams working at the grass-roots level.

The credit for the Health Professional Education and Training for Health System Reforms Project is expected to improve the quality-assurance system of health professionals’ education and support 31 colleges and universities so that newly graduated doctors, nurses and other health professionals will have better competencies and skills relevant to the current health needs of the Vietnamese population.

The Project is also expected to provide almost 1,300 primary healthcare teams in 15 provinces across Vietnam with comprehensive training and equipment to better address the healthcare needs of these communities.  To complement clinical training, the project will also strengthen health management training and improve policy-making in health human resources.

By Ham Yen – Translated by Anh Quan

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