Acting Minister of the Health Ministry Nguyen Thanh Long (Photo: VnExpress)

Prof., Dr. Long, born in 1966, worked as Deputy Minister of Health from December 2011 to October 2018.

In October 2018, he was moved to the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission and was appointed as deputy head of the commission.

In January 2020, he was transferred back to the Health Ministry and appointed as deputy minister of the ministry. Later he became permanent deputy minister. 

During the combat against the COVID-19 pandemic, Long is one of the deputy heads of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Source: VNA