PANO - A conference to review the programme of Vietnam-Sweden Health Cooperation on Health Policy and System Development has recently been held in Hanoi by the Ministry of Health and Swedish Embassy in Vietnam.

During the event, Professor Le Ngoc Trong, Deputy Health Minister, affirmed that the Swedish government's assistance in the past had helped reform Vietnam's health policy, bringing it in line with the development of the country and international community.

Also at the event, a representative of the Swedish Embassy to Vietnam, Lennart Nordstrom, reported that the Swedish government had approved a 14-month extension of the "Vietnam-Sweden cooperation on health policy and system development" project for the 2002-2006 period with an additional investment of 16 million SEK.

Translated by Vu Hung