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Further Collaboration in Healthcare Sector between Viet Nam and Japan

Medical Excellence JAPAN (MEJ) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), given the importance and potential of Viet Nam-Japan cooperation in the healthcare sector, will organise a bilateral side event entitled 'Further Collaboration in Healthcare Sector between Vietnam and Japan' on the occasion of the annual meeting of the World Health Organization Regional Commission for the Western Pacific to be held in Himeji, Japan at the end of October this year. This event will be streamed online via Zoom webinar.

  • Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021
  • Time: 3:30 PM to 5 PM (Hanoi time, UTC+7) or 5:30 PM to 7 PM (Tokyo time, UTC+9)
  • Format: Zoom webinar, RSVP is required
  • Language: English

Opening Remarks

The representative of Medical Excellence JAPAN

Keynote Address

  1. Health Development in Viet Nam: Chief Delegate of Viet Nam
  2. For the Future, the Role of Viet Nam and Japan in the Western Pacific Region: Dr Takeshi Kasai (WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr Mitsuhiro Ushio, former Health Policy Advisor to Ministry of Health, Viet Nam


  1. A panellist from a hospital representing the Vietnamese medical community in Japan
  2. A panellist, to be nominated by the Vietnamese delegation
  3. A panellist from Japan Pharmaceutical Association in Viet Nam
  4. A panellist from academia (International University of Health and Welfare)

Special Advice

Dr Tran Thi Giang Huong (Director, Program for Disease Control, WHO WPRO)

Concluding Remarks

Dr Hiroki Nakatani (Special Advisor to the President of ERIA)

Organised by

  • Medical Excellence JAPAN (MEJ)
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Supported by (TBC)

    • Viet Nam: Ministry of Health
    • Japan: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    • Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Register Now

Starting Date

27 October 2021

End Date

27 October 2021




Virtual Room

Contact Info

Ms Monde Maharani

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