Vietnamese doctors in South Sudan help in monkeypox response

June, 21/2022 - 09:55

Soldiers of Việt Nam’s Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4 have recently provided training and updated knowledge on the epidemiological situation, diagnosis and treatment of monkeypox for Level-1 field hospitals in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

 

Soldiers of Việt Nam’s Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4 readies to provide medical care for people in South Sudan. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Soldiers of Việt Nam’s Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4 have provided training and updated knowledge on the epidemiological situation, diagnosis and treatment of monkeypox for Level-1 field hospitals in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, according to the Việt Nam Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

With the disease developing in many countries, including in Africa where it was first detected, the training aims to equip medical workers with basic knowledge and necessary epidemiological skills, thus helping the health system take concerted measures in response to the disease.

Monkeypox is not a new disease, but many doctors are not familiar with its diagnosis and treatment. The training session will help give staff peace of mind and be prepared for the disease.

Soldiers of the Vietnamese hospital also joined civil-military cooperation activities.

Visiting the Unity State’s Education Ministry, the soldiers showed their hope to contribute to helping children studying here. They also visited and presented gifts, including school supplies and clothes, to Charles Kuot Primary School students in the state. Students were also taught how to play several folk games of Việt Nam. — VNS

Watch our video on how Vietnamese doctors helped a pregnant woman with Pott's disease deliver a healthy baby in South Sudan.

 

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