According to health authorities, Vietnam also has a primary healthcare system from the central to the grassroots level with more than 11,000 commune centers, most of which have at least one doctor, a nurse and a midwife working on the basis of a family medical practice model.
As for health insurance, the government covered all the fees payable by the vulnerable and poor, and subsidized 70 percent of the poor population.
Vietnam is committed to achieving universal health coverage by 2030. The country has already achieved almost all of Millennium Development Goals and is making progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Ministry of Health stressed.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 50 percent of the world’s population lacks access to quality health care and is forced to choose between health and other daily needs, such as food or housing.
The organization considers universal health coverage to be a key element in the fulfillment of the SDGs and closely related to the eradication of extreme poverty, access to quality healthcare services and social equality.