About this Project

      Determine the Outbreak Mechanisms and Development of a Surveillance Model for 
      Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria




       27 December, 2011


       5 Provinces/cities:Hanoi,Thai Binh Nha Trang,Ho Chi Minh City,Can Tho


       March 2012 to March 2017


        National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Thai Binh Medical University (TMU), Can Tho Univesity
        (CTU), Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Institute of Hygiene & Public Health Ho Chi Minh City 
        and Binh Dien Wholesale Market Company.


        Recent abuse of antibiotics in the medical and agro-fishery sector has increased threat of the
        multi-drug resistant bacteria tolerant to various antibiotics which may possibly trigger
        intractable infectious diseases. Control of drug-resistant bacteria should be coped with on
        global basis to prevent cross-border diffusion, caused by trans-border movement of people
        and globalization of agro-fishery products.
        Vietnam is reported to present higher carriage rate of the drug-resistant bacteria compared
        to other countries. Currently, 42% of population carry drug-resistant bacteria and there is
        which leads to growing concerns over further diffusion.
        From such a circumstance, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has begun
        efforts to solve the problems on food safety and infectious diseases. Furthermore, the needs
        of research on the occurrence and spread of resistant strains of this challenge in the country
        has been raised to solve this situation.


         The spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria is prevented in Vietnam.


          Research capacity to continuously monitor the multi-drug resistant bacteria is strengthened.