ADB Funds Vietnamese Health Care Improvement

The Asian Development Bank will extend USD72 million to improve health care in eight southern central coastal provinces in Vietnam. The initiative will target minorities and poor residents. Some 20 hospitals will be rehabilitated while another five district preventive medicine centers will be equipped with modern water, sanitation and medical waste management systems under the program. Schools for the training of nurses, paramedics and village health workers will also be constructed in 423 remote communes. (“ADB loan to fund improved healthcare for poor in south” - Viet Nam News, Dec. 17, 2008)

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