News & Announcements
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly being recognized as one of the biggest threats to global health, impacting the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.
News in bief Quarter IV.2016
In the context of increasing globalization, the risks coming from emerging diseases have posed significant challenges to the economy, society and public health of a nation. Some emerging diseases with the potential for large outbreaks have included SARS, Influenza A (H5N1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola, Yellow Fever and Zika. In 2016, the emergence of disease caused by Zika virus in America and Asia, including in countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region with complicated situation, is a public health event of national and international interests.
Continuing the ongoing technical and financial support of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (US CDC) for Viet Nam’s health sector in improving capacity to detect and respond to global health threats, the second Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Viet Nam was officially inaugurated at National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) on 20 October 2016.
In the context of global ecosystems change leading to increased risks of human diseases , a project on "Economic development, Ecosystem Modifications and Emerging Infectious Disease Risk Evaluation (ECOMORE)" funded by Institut Pasteur and the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) was implemented in four countries in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam) from 2013 to 2016.
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