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dc.contributor.authorDong, Nguyen T-
dc.contributor.authorHung, Do T-
dc.contributor.authorHuy, Le X-
dc.description.abstractThis article describes Viet Nam Ministry of Health's (VMoH) activities to prepare for and respond to the threat Zika virus (ZIKV), including the adaptation of existing surveillance systems to encompass ZIKV surveillance. --- On 1 February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).1 Following this declaration, the VMoH developed a national ZIKV preparedness and response plan that encompassed coordination, prevention, surveillance, care and treatment, communication, logistics and international cooperation. The national emergency operations centre (EOC) at the General Department of Preventive Medicine (GDPM), using Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) resources, served as the nerve centre for these activities. The GDPM, the central public health agency within the VMoH, created the ZIKV response plan, including training health-care workers to recognize and report ZIKV infection, strengthening surveillance and building ZIKV diagnostic testing capacity. The plan was implemented by the four Vietnamese regional public health institutes (RPHI) that serve as the regional surveillance and laboratory lead for outbreak preparedness and response. A task force comprising epidemiologists, laboratorians, health communications specialists, local government leaders and clinicians was established in each
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWestern Pac Surveill Response J.;Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1 - 3-
dc.subjectViet Namvi
dc.titleZika preparedness and response in Viet Namvi
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