HCM City health conference focuses on maternal deaths
The annual two-day event, titled the
At the international conference, the ninth of its kind, Vietnamese doctors and experts from
Of the reports, 22 will be presented by Vietnamese doctors and the others by leading foreign experts. The discussion will focus on obstetrics, infertility, endoscopic surgery and cancer.
Beside the topics that are discussed every year at the conference, new surgical techniques and medical information, especially on plastic surgery, will be presented during three seminars as well.
Nguyen Duy Khe, deputy head of the Ministry of Health’s Reproductive Health Department, said the conference helped local doctors learn the latest information and treatment methods being used around the world.
One of the major objectives of the medical community represented at the conference is to reduce the rates of maternal deaths.
Khe said infant and maternal mortality rates had declined substantially in recent years, indicating that health care in mountainous and rural areas had improved.
The annual conference was held for the first time in 2000, with only 400 participants, but the number has increased year by year, with the eighth conference last year attracting 1,650 experts and doctors.