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New Southbound Policy Project

One Country One Center - Vietnam

2018-2023

 

In 2018, the “One Country, One Center” project was launched under the New Southbound Policy. Taiwanese medical centers have formed seven medical teams to facilitate medical cooperation with Southeast Asian countries. There’re Indonesia, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar as partner countries by 2019.

 

Based on established ties with institutions in Vietnam, Taipei Veterans General Hospital (VGH) teamed up with Taichung and Kaohsiung VGHs as well as National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, to work on the project as an allied team. We aim at to leverage Taiwan’s soft skills in healthcare and deepen ties with partner country through expanding bilateral collaborations. Thus, our main goals include:

1.Initiate medical cooperation

2.Strengthen the biomedical industrial chain

3.Polish Taiwan’s medical brand

4.Provide high-quality healthcare for local people and Taiwanese firms in Vietnam.

 

To date, we has introduced more than 40 health-related enterprises to the target nation. Apart from that, in an effort to maintain close partnership, we have signed MOU with 24 Vietnamese institutions and 9 institutions in other Southeast Asian countries. The achievement of the project over the past few years is listed below.

Category
Total
Remarks
Humanitarian aid
3
1.Indonesian patient received bone marrow transplant
2.Vietnamese infants had liver transplants
Surgical procedure/
Surgery demonstration
7
Including pediatric liver transplant, catheter ablation and joint replacement
Training medical personnel
42
30 from Vietnam, others from Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, etc.
Academic seminar
69
Both physical and virtual seminars are included
Free clinic
2
TCVGH cooperated with Vedan Enterprise Corporation, offered free medical care in Vietnam
Other medical activities
52
Including holding industrial forum, attending Taiwan Expo, industrial visit ,etc.

 

MOU Signing Ceremony
 
TCVGH, Vedan Enterprise Corporation and Dong Nai Province
 
TVGH and Children Hospitals No.3
 
TVGH and University Medical Center, Ho Chi Minh City
 
TCVGH and Pou Chen Vietnam Enterprise Ltd.
 
The Rongyang team led by the vice superintendent of TVGH, Wei-Ming Chen, signed a MOU with 175 Military Hospital and Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopedics in Vietnam
 
 
Surgical Demonstration, Humanitarian Aid and Free Clinic
 
The medical personnel from Cho Ray Hospital visited TVGH and observed AF ablation performed by Dr. Shih-Lin Chang, Director of Heart Rhythm Center of TVGH
 
Dr. Chang and his medical team visited Bach Mai Hospital in Vietnam and demonstrated catheter ablation
 
The director of the Pediatric Surgery Division, Dr. Liu successfully performed liver transplantation on the youngest infant in Vietnam
 
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Liu and his medical team flew to Vietnam to perform liver transplant for two children
 
TCVGH and Vedan Enterprise Corporation offered free clinic service in Dong Nai Provinc, Vietnam
 
An Indonesian migrant worker successfully received donated stem cells from her sister as CECC lifted travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic
 
An infant was transferred from Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics to TVGH for getting a lifesaving liver transplant during the COVID-19 pandemic
 
 
Exposition, Academic Seminar and Industrial Forum
 
The Rongyang team led by the previous superintendent of TVGH, Prof. Deh-Ming Chang, attended Taiwan Expo in Vietnam in 2018
 
The Rongyang team led by Dr. Chih-Ching Lin, the previous director of International Medical Service Center of TVGH attended Taiwan Expo in Vietnam in 2019
 
TVGH along with Hanoi Medical University and Hanoi University of Pharmacy held a conference and invited the ambassador of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam as the opening guest
 
Vietnamese doctors were invited to be the speakers for the conference of Chinese Medical Association-Taipei 2020
 
TVGH and University Medical Center of Ho Chih Min City jointly held the Taiwan-Vietnam Cardiovascular Conference
 
2019 Taiwan-Vietnam Smart Healthcare Application Conference was held by the Joint Commission of Taiwan, Rongyang team and Bach Mai Hospital
 
Two nurses of the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of TVGH were invited to attend the Taiwan-Vietnam Nurse Educator Training Program in Vietnam
 
KSVGH invited the medical personnel of Thu Duc District Hospital to attend a series of international courses on critical care and acute myocardial infarction
 
 
 
AI cubed Conference was jointly held by KSVGH and Thu Duc District Hospital
 
The 2019 Vietnam-Taiwan Orthopaedic Forum was held by the orthopedics teams of VGHs and University Medical Center of Ho Chih Min City
 
The 2019 International Conference of Translational Medicine and Advanced Therapeutics in Taipei was held by TVGH, where 17 guests and speakers from India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam were invited to attend
 
One Health Conference was held by National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, where several guests from America, netherlands, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Phillipines were invited to attend
 
Taiwan-Cambodia Symposium on Pediatrics Diseases was held by KSVGH, where some of the senior officials and medical personnel of Takeo Province in Vietnam were invited to attend
 
The Department of oncology pf TVGH was invited to attend the 50th anniversary of establishment of National Cancer Hospital and the 19th National Cancer Control Conference in Vietnam
 
Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung, Representative off Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, Ms. Sharon Ho, President of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre in Taipei, Mr. Gilberto Lauengco, Vice Chairman of Manila Economic & Cultural Office in Taipei, attended the International Medical Industry Symposium
 
TVGH represent the Rongyang team, attended the 2020 Healthcare Exo
 
The 2020 International Symposium of Chronic Kidney Disease was jointly held by Taiwan Society of Nephrology and the Division of Nephrology of TVGH. Two specialists from Vietnam and Malaysia were invited as speakers
Teleconference
 
KSVGH discussed cross-infection control of coronavirus at the hospital with the medical personnel of Thu Duc District Hospital of Vietnam
 
KSVGH shared COVID-19 experience with Saint Paul Hospital of Vietnam
 
The Department of Chest Medicine of TVGH shared experience in treating a critical COVID-19 case with University Medical Center of Vietnam
 
The Chest Medicine Department and Pediatrics Department of TVGH were invited to share experiences in treating COVID-19 patients with Children Hospital 2 of Vietnam
 
Online Case sharing between the Department of Oncology of TVGH and Vietnamese hospitals
 
The Diabetes Workshop held by the Rongyang team and UMC, attracted nearly 200 medical personnel to attend
 
The Taiwan-Vietnam Orthopedics Online Conference was jointly held by VGHs and Thu Duc District Hospital of Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Chih-Ching Lin, the previous director of the International Medical Service Center of TVGH attended Taiwan and Vietnam Join Hands in Bringing Greater to Life
 
Joint Symposium between Vietnam National Heart Institute and TVGH
 
2nd Taiwan-Vietnam Nurse Educator Training Program was jointly held by VGHs and UMC
 
TVGH held the Annual Seminar of Endocrinology and Metabolism and invited speakers from Vietnam, Malaysia and Korea
 
The Department of Chest Medicine and University Medical Shing Mark Hospital jointly held the Thoracic Tumor Online Conference
 
The 108 Military Central Hospital in Vietnam invited the director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yi-Hsiang Huang, to share the new trends of treating hepatocellular carcinoma on an online meeting
 
The medical teams of UMC and TCVGH jointly held a case discussion for complicated stomach cancer
 
The Intensive Care Medicine Online Conference was held by KSVGH and University Medical Shing Mark Hospital in Vietnam
 
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University provides Internship Program of Microbial Biotechnology and Drug Discovery for students from Southeast Asian Countries
Industrial Visit
 
Two doctors of University Medical Center(UMC), Vietnam visited institutions of assistive equipment
 
Two toxicologists of Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam visited Excelsior Biopharma Inc. during the training period in TVGH
 
Medical personnel of 175 Military Hospital, Vietnam visited Taiwan Bio Therapeutics Co., Ltd.
 
Medical personnel of UMC led by the director of division of Nephrology of TCVGH, Chen Cheng-Hsu, visited BenQ Dialysis Technology Corp.
 
Medical personnel from Vietnam visited Standard Chem & Pharm Co., Ltd. during the training period in KSVGH
 
Medical personnel of UMC were invited by TCVGH to attend the conference of organ procurement and transplant
Institutional Visit
 
The superintendent of Bach Mai Hospital in Vietnam visited TVGH
 
 
 
Medical personnel of UMC visited TCVGH
 
Medical personnel of Diponegoro University in Indonesia visited TCVGH
 
21 representatives of the members of APEC were invited to visit TCVGH
 
The superintendent of Children Hospitals No.3 in Vietnam visited TVGH
 
Dr. Chih-Ching Lin, the previous director of IMSC of TVGH represent the Rongyang team, visited Ministry of Health of Vietnam
 
13 personnel and students of Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi University of Pharmacy and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry visited TVGH
 
Songklanagarind Hospital visited KSVGH
 
The executive director of Ramkhamhaeng Hospital in Thailand and the manager of Honest Co., Ltd. in Japan along with the personnel of Advantech Co., Ltd. visited TCVGH