General information

Title
Capacity strengthening and enhanced tools for evidence-based health research and control/ elimination strategies of parasitic diseases in Vietnam
ID
XM-DAC-2-10-3066
CRS ID
2018C3066
Start date
End date
Activity status
Completion
Budget
€1.449.648
Actor
ITM Institute of Tropical Medicine ANTWERPEN - ANVERS
Country
VIETNAM
Sector
Health - Basic Health - Infectious disease control
Aid type
Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
Priority partner country
Yes
Fragile state
No
Least developed country
No
Budgetline
54 20 356072 NGO Programs
Finance type
GRANT
Tied status
No
Flow type
ODA
SDGs
Body

General

To strengthen the control and/or elimination strategies for parasitic diseases in Vietnam, which are a major contributor to mortality and morbidity, the research capacity in Vietnam will be strengthened and laboratory tools for detection and surveillance of parasitic diseases will be enhanced. The research capacity of the National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology (NIMPE) will be strengthened by improving the research infrastructure, in particular of quality assurance and library systems, as well as train Vietnamese scientist in multi-disciplinary approaches to support the malaria control and elimination program. An increase in health research capacity is required in order to expand the limited knowledge of the factors contributing to the epidemiology of these diseases in Vietnam. Diagnostic and surveillance tools will be developed and transferred to the laboratories of NIMPE for the detection of Food and Waterborne Parasitic Diseases (FWBPD) and malaria. In addition, a national program for control of cysticercosis, a disease caused by the cysts of the pork tapeworm, will be developed and validated within this program. The improved detection and surveillance of parasitic diseases will aid in the development of strategies leading to improved health of people in Vietnam, especially the most vulnerable groups.