Japan improves quality of medical human resources
(VNF) - The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Medical Service Administration (MSA) under the Ministry of Health co-organized a conference in Hanoi on July 1st to conclude the 5-year project for improvement of the quality of human resources in medical services system.
Being implemented since July 2010, this technical cooperation project aimed to improve training activities for hospital staffs. Vietnamese counterparts of the project are Training Center of MSA, three central hospitals including Hanoi-based Bach Mai, Hue Central in Thua Thien-Hue and Cho Ray in Ho Chi Minh city, and some selected provincial hospitals.
It has developed Continuous Medical Training (CME) curriculum for hospital staffs in nine essential fields which are Nursing Management, Infection Control, Hospital Quality Management, Patient Safety, Referral System Management, Comprehensive Care, Training Management, TOT (Training of Trainer) and Emergency Medical Service.
So far, not many nationally-standardized CME curriculum in the above-mentioned nine fields is available in Vietnam, especially those in fields of Hospital Quality Management and Patient Safety are totally new and hot topics.
Over the past five years, some of 270 training courses with the participation of 1,350 medical staffs nationwide have been conducted.
Besides, twenty Vietnamese trainees were sent to Japan for Counterpart Training on TOT while other 25 short-term experts from Japan traveled to Vietnam to conduct the training.
In the past two decades, the Japanese Government has been cooperating to support Vietnam’s national hospitals, thus creating the “anchor” to improve the quality of medical services in the nation./.
( VNF )