International workshop discusses emerging and re-emerging viral diseases

September, 20/2022 - 16:26
During the four-day event, international experts from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Congo shared the latest research outcomes and lessons leant in diagnosing and treating emerging and re-emerging viral diseases worldwide.
Professor Lê Hữu Song, deputy director of the 108 Military Central Hospital, speaks at the workshop in Hà Nội on September 20. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

HÀ NỘI — An international training workshop organised by the 108 Military Central Hospital in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) themed "Emerging and re-emerging viral diseases" was held in Hà Nội on September 20.

Speaking at the event, Professor Lê Hữu Song, deputy director of the 108 Military Central Hospital said that the Việt Nam-Germany Centre for Medical Research (VGcare) under the 108 Medical Central Hospital was one of the successful collaboration models between Việt Nam and Germany in science, training and education. VGcare has played a very important role in improving our quality of service, treatment of patients as well as globalisation of our people.

"Thus, this workshop will provide us, especially young scientists, with knowledge for preparing necessary things to protect our people from the next epidemic if happened. It is highly possible to appear after we experienced with COVID-19 pandemic," said Song.

During the four-day event, international experts from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Congo shared the latest research outcomes and lessons leant in diagnosing and treating emerging and re-emerging viral diseases worldwide.

Experts from Europe, Africa and Việt Nam will also discuss various important topics, including early infection management and control, emerging and re-emerging virus prevention and public health responses. They will also share knowledge on diagnosis, treatment and consulting on emerging and re-emerging diseases such as COVID-19, dengue, Japanese hepatitis, monkeypox and ebola.

The workshop is part of the PAN ASEAN Coalition for Epidemic and Outbreak Preparedness (PACE-UP) project that DAAD funded. Established in 2020, the project aims to build a network of cooperation and improve the network's capacity to respond rapidly to dangerous infectious diseases that pose a risk of epidemics and pandemics.

The project focuses on developing doctoral and master training modules, providing training scholarships and training courses, and organising direct training courses, seminars and conferences for project members.

The project has a network of 28 member countries from Europe and Africa and the ASEAN region, including two main members: the Việt Nam-Germany Medical Research Centre under the 108 Military Central Hospital and Germany's University of Tubingen. — VNS

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