Viet Nam

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”.
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.
The meeting between Vice Minister Vu Van Tam of MARD and FAO’s global and regional representatives focused 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.
On 6 February 2018, the 1st TAC meeting was held with the objective of clarifying the expected scope and approach to policy research and advocacy under the project, and identifying and brainstorming on possible thematic areas and research questions.
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