RoK provides US$600,000 to enhance physical therapy capacity

Friday, 2015-03-13 11:55:56
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An agreement is signed by the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee, Medi Peace, the Korea International Co-operation Agency and Eulji University. (Credit:
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NDO – A signing ceremony for an agreement sanctioning a pilot project worth US$588,973 to enhance capacity of physical therapy education in Vietnam in the 2015-2016 period took place in the central province of Quang Tri on March 12.

The pilot project aims to support the Quang Tri Medical School in training lecturers, technicians and physical therapists as well as to further develop programmes to enhance their capacity and framework curriculums on physical therapy and providing practice equipment. Students joining the programme will receive vocational certificates. The pilot project will help strengthen the province’s health care services in the future.

At the ceremony, Quang Tri province’s representative appreciated the Republic of Korea’s support, particularly from Medi Peace, in charity and humanitarian activities in the province.

Earlier, Medi Peace worked with Quang Tri province on the ‘Vision for Vietnam’ project, valued at US$538,800, in the 2012-2014 period. The project supported rehabilitation for disabled children, hunger eradication and poverty reduction among disabled children’s families, provided medical equipment, presented wheelchairs to disabled children and helped train rehabilitation workers.

Quang Tri province has suffered extreme consequences from war, and Medi Peace’s support to the province has contributed to the local socio-economic development.