The Future

  • Anna G. Shillabeer


There is a real need for Viet Nam to maintain momentum in healthcare improvement. There are many opportunities for sustained improvement in the provision of healthcare services; however, there are also many barriers to be overcome. Many of these barriers are due to centuries of tradition, many due to a lack of knowledge and appropriate training and many due to a lack of technology, finances or legal and policy frameworks, but all prevent measurable and sustained improvements as evidenced in other parts of the world. The Vietnamese Government realises that they must act decisively and consistently, and this chapter presents the opportunities and barriers and the current road map for healthcare improvement programmes for Viet Nam.


Viet Nam Vietnam Healthcare Opportunities Sustained improvement Services Barriers Tradition Knowledge Training Technology Finance Law Policy Road map 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna G. Shillabeer
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  1. 1.CSEM, Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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