Japan Helps Vietnam Curb Diseases

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is providing USD4.4 million to help improve Vietnam’s capacity to control the spread of infectious diseases.

The funds will support a five-year project that seeks to enhance the capacity of Vietnam to study infectious pathogens which could cause pandemics such as tuberculosis, anthrax and A/H1N1, the Vietnam News Agency reports. Select Preventive Medicine Centers and Pasteur Institutes, which focus on bacteria research, are also expected to benefit from the project.

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