A Memorandum of Understanding between the four parties (NSLHD, Hoc Mai – the Australia Vietnam Foundation, Vietnam National University and E Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam) was signed as part of this event.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, a former Hoc Mai board member attended the event and acknowledged Emeritus Professor Kerry Goulston AO, Chairman Professor Bruce Robinson AC and Hoc Mai board members for their work.
“In over 20 years, the foundation has enabled hundreds of fellowships for Vietnamese health professionals to study in Australia, while a similar number of Australian clinicians have gained invaluable medical experience in Vietnam,” he said.
“There is much we can learn from each other, and I want to thank the foundation for enabling this to happen.”
NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox said Hoc Mai and NSLHD have shared values in improving health outcomes.
“There are a lot of similarities between Hoc Mai and NSLHD, most of all, our collective commitment to improving health outcomes through education and research,” she said.