Viet Nam
More than 100 representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States, regional and international organizations, including ASEAN, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO), donor agencies and other One Health partners have agreed to accelerate regional and country initiatives as they reiterated their commitment in tackling rabies during the ASEAN-Tripartite Rabies Meeting in Hanoi, 4-6 December.
During the official visit to Viet Nam, a meeting was convened between Vice Minister Vu Van Tam of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy, Deputy Director General of the Department of Animal Health (DAH) and FAO’s global and regional representatives (Dominque Burgeon - Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, Juan Lubroth – FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Wantanee Kalpravidh, FAO Regional Manager for the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases - ECTAD). The focus of the meeting was on emergency preparedness and response activities in Viet Nam as well as additional assistance for keeping the country safe from potential incursions of H7N9 and from the impact of climate change.
As set out in the Partnership Framework of the Viet Nam One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP) signed in Hanoi between the Government of Viet Nam and related national and international partners on 1 March 2016, one of the objectives of the OHP is to provide recommendations to decision makers on One Health policy, strategy and research projects in Vietnam, strengthening institutional capacity for implementation of One Health in public health protection.
On 5 February 2018, during her business trip to Ha Noi for strengthening cooperation in the human health sector between the United Kingdom and the Government of Viet Nam, Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government, attended the inauguration ceremony of the National Reference Laboratory for AMR.
The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) is an annual international conference focusing on policy-related health issues. The PMAC 2018 was co-hosted by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Mahidol University, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Rockefeller Foundation, with support from other key related partners. The Conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 January – 3 February 2018 with the theme of “Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases”.
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