[health-vn] CONF: "THE HEALTH POLICY ENVIRONMENT IN VIETNAM: OBSERVATIONS FROM AN OUTSIDE INSIDER"
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Subject: [vnnews-l] CONF: "THE HEALTH POLICY ENVIRONMENT IN VIETNAM:
OBSERVATIONS FROM AN OUTSIDE INSIDER"
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 22:57:36 -0800
From: Stephen Denney <srdenney at gmail.com>
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Subject: EVENTS: Upcoming talks on Indonesia; Vietnam at Stanford
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:34:08 -0800
From: Center for Southeast Asia Studies <cseas at berkeley.edu>
To: sdenney at library.berkeley.edu
Upcoming Southeast Asia Forum Talks
Asia-Pacific Research Center
"THE HEALTH POLICY ENVIRONMENT IN VIETNAM: OBSERVATIONS FROM AN OUTSIDE
Co-sponsored with the Asia Health Policy Program.
Speaker: Khoa Truong, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Sciences, Clemson University
Thursday, 25 February 2010, 12:00 pm 1:15 pm, Okimoto Conference Room,
Encina Hall East, 3rd fl., 616 Serra Street, Stanford campus
The health sector's successes in Vietnam have been described as "legendary"
by international donors, but there is always the other side of the story.
One can question the objectivity of reports from the government of Vietnam,
the World Bank, and the World Health Organization. One can wonder in what
areas the health sector has failed, who has paid for a "success story" and
at what cost, and how much information is well documented and has been made
public. Are there "stylized facts" regarding those aspects of health that
have been successfully reformed compared with those where reform has lagged?
Given these concerns, how can the research community contribute to
improving health policy in Vietnam? Dr. Truong will share his thoughts on
recent socioeconomic development in Vietnam, discuss key health policy
issues, and reflect upon his experiences including a research project in
which the University of Queensland collaborated with Ministry of Health of
Vietnam. Additional evidence will be drawn from a study of the
cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce tobacco use in Vietnam.
Khoa Truong was a visiting faculty member at the Hanoi School of Public
Health and a research fellow at the Health Strategy and Policy Institute in
2008-2009. Prior to that he spent six years as a doctoral fellow at the RAND
Corporation. His research interests include tobacco, alcohol, and illicit
drug control policies; the impacts of built environments on health;
international health issues; and economic development. He received his
doctorate and master of philosophy in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND
Graduate School and earned a master's degree in development economics from
Williams College. A native of Vietnam, he began his career working with NGOs
in bilateral and multilateral development projects in Southeast Asia. He was
awarded a Fulbright scholarship and wrote the “most outstanding paper”
submitted at an AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting (acknowledged as the
premier forum for sharing the results of scholarship on health services).
RSVP for Khoa Truong's talk by 5 pm Wednesday, 24 February:
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