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VN, Australia team up on health research

Update: July, 19/2016 - 09:00
Prof Ian Frazer, an immunologist who developed a vaccine against cervical cancer, will head an Australian delegation at the first Việt Nam – Australia Medical Science and Health Services Conference in Hà Nội and HCM City this week. — Photo courtesy of the Australian Embassy
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HCM CITY — Việt Nam will discuss ways to improve its research capacity in medicine and health services and internationalise its university education at a conference it will hold together with Australia in Hà Nội and HCM City from today.

Scientists, research and educational officials and health professionals from the two countries will take part in the first Việt Nam – Australia Medical Science and Health Services Conference.

They will discuss a range of topics like non-communicable diseases and stem cell research, innovative technologies to improve medical and healthcare services, health education, and services delivery.

Australia’s expertise in health and medical science and fast-growing innovation relationship with Việt Nam will be on display at the event.

Prof Ian Frazer, a much feted immunologist who developed a vaccine against cervical cancer, will head the Australian delegation comprising scientists, academics and health technology executives.

Australia has 43 universities and over 50 world-class medical research organizations, and spends around $6 billion on health and medical research annually.

Việt Nam and Australia have a long-standing relationship in education, and ratified an agreement on science and technology co-operation in 2014, with health being one of its priority areas.

The conference will be held in the capital on Tuesday and Wednesday before moving to the southern city for the next two days. — VNS   

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