More doctors for everyone

The remote remedy for Vietnam’s ills

Did you know that in Vietnam, you can become a doctor without going to university? Thanks to a partnership with Silicon Valley-based Beowulf Blockchain, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City now offers a distance learning platform that students can use instead of physically attending classes — expanding the university’s reach to Vietnamese youth across the country.

The decentralised cloud network provides learning opportunities — specifically in Medicine — to youth located too far away to travel and live in the city for higher education. Anyone interested can possibly enroll in the course now, as long as they have access to the internet — and good grades, of course.

Remote learning helps to spread Vietnam’s medical expertise from the big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to the rural areas.

Vietnam is rapidly developing, and its rising disposable income, changing lifestyle habits and growing elderly population, are increasing the demand for healthcare services. And the country is struggling to cope.

A major reason is the shortage of medical staff. Anything that makes the study of Medicine more accessible to youth across Vietnam is a good thing.

Beowulf Blockchain is also currently working with one of the largest state-owned hospitals in Vietnam to provide remote clinical consultations and medical training programs.

Vietnam's demand for healthcare is growing, which is an opportunity for young Vietnamese looking for a career — even if they don't live in the big cities. Learn more about investment opportunities in the emerging Vietnamese market by reading Eastspring Investments’ insights at