Top ten education-health care highlights in 2018

The year-end review highlights in Vietnam’s education sector and health care sector were selected by the Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Health.

Education Ministry selected five outstanding events in the sector including amendment of Education Law approved by the National Assembly to push up education development, Vietnamese universities entering top world list in QS World University Rankings, Vietnamese students’ good achievements in Asian and international Olympiad and lower tuition fee for junior high schoolers.
Vietnam’s education reform was lauded by international organizations. According to the World Bank’s report released in March 15, 2018, Vietnam and China’s education development is impressive.
For the first time, two Vietnam’s universities including the Vietnam National Universities in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were ranked in the 1,000 good facilities in the world in QS World University Rankings.
Vietnamese competitors won 13 golden medals, 14 silver medals and 11 bronze medals from Asian and international Olympiad.
Ho Chi Minh City lowered tuition fee for junior high schoolers for the academic year 2018-2019 from VND140,000 ($6) to VND120,000 ($5.17).
The Ministry of Health yesterday also announced nine outstanding events of the sector in 2018. Vietnamese-made influenza three-in-one vaccine was given prize by JICA president
Recognition by The World Health Organization (WHO) that Viet Nam has eliminated lymphatic filariasis was a remarkable health achievement.
Vietnam has won a Bloomberg Philanthropies award for its efforts to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies.
For the first time, Vietnamese medical workers have performed successful lung transplants and carried out six transplants from brain-dead deceased man simultaneously.
Health insurance rate in Vietnam is 87.5 percent exceeding the proportion set by the National Assembly and the Government. Most cities and provinces have implemented IT applications to connect with medicine suppliers.
2018 is the first year to pilot family doctor models in 26 grass-root clinics which will be expanded later countrywide.
Some 70 percent of business paperwork was simplified and the Ministry’s batches of drugs will not be examined by custom officers.
Vietnam will use vaccine ComBE Five in the National Expanded Immunization Program to replace vaccine Quinvaxem.

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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