27.11.2020, 17:14

UK to help Vietnam fight antimicrobial resistance

UK to help Vietnam fight antimicrobial resistance
Representatives of the Ministry of Health, the British Embassy in Vietnam, and GSK representatives sign the Memorandum of Understanding (Photo: tamnhin.net.vn)

The 2021-2023 Partnership to Fight AMR in Vietnam between the Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s Medical Service Administration, the British Embassy in Vietnam, and the Representative Office of Glaxo Smith Kline Pte Ltd in Vietnam was signed on the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

In the memorandum, the two sides pledged to improve health workers’ ability to correctly prescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections, provide better prevention and treatment, increase access to international quality antibiotics and vaccines, and raise public awareness of the negative consequences of antibiotic resistance and the importance of using antibiotics appropriately.