Improving Health for Economic Sustainability

By Lan Gien, Judith Blakeley, Maureen Laryea and Vu D. Chinh.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Good health is a resource for economic sustainability. This paper reports on three partnership programs to improve health and social services in Vietnam, hence improving economic growth.

Keywords: Primary Health Care, Partnership

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.17-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 775.324KB).

Prof. Lan Gien

Dr. Lan Tran Gien received her nursing education in the USA and PhD from the University of London, UK. She has extensive experience in higher education in North America. Her funded research is in population health and she has been honored with several research awards. In 2004 she has been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Columbia University of New York. She is currently Full Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and Director of several projects in Vietnam. To recognize her contribution to health care in Vietnam, the government awarded her the National Medal "for health of Vietnam people in 2002".

Prof Judith Blakeley

Judith Blakeley BScN, MBA, is an Associate Professor at MUN School of Nursing, Canada where she teaches primary health care and community health nursing. She has held this position since 1990 after working for many years as a nurse in various pediatric, community health and management positions. Research interests include health promotion, community assessment and nurses' retirement. She is currently involved in another international CIDA project in Vietnam.

Prof Maureen Laryea

Maureen Laryea, D PHIL., RN, trained as a nurse in South Africa and is a trained midwife from England. All her degrees were obtained in England and Northern Ireland. Maureen, was a professor in the School of Nursing for many years. Since retirement she occupies the position of an Honorary Research Professor in the same faculty. She has worked in various countries and has been involved in a number of international projects. Her area of expertise is Maternity and Women`s Health care.

Vu D. Chinh

Dr. Vu Dinh Chinh is the Principal of the Medical Technical College No 1 in Vietnam. His research focus is in osteoporosis and arthritis.

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