Vietnam awards Australian scientists for tuberculosis research

Created 24 November 2022
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

A team of researchers with members in Australia were awarded the Ho Chi Minh scientific prize on Wednesday for their efforts of combating tuberculosis in Vietnam.
Vietnam awards Australian scientists for tuberculosis research

23 lung health researchers and clinicians from the Vietnam National Tuberculosis Program and international research institutes were awarded the prize, which signifies contributions of national or international significance.

The team's researchers, including Professor Nguyen Viet Nhung from the National Lung Hospital, worked on applying modern technologies to diagnose and treat respiratory diseases.

Among them were three researchers from Australian universities and research institute: Scientia professor Guy Marks from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the University of New South Wales, professor Greg Fox at the University of Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, and Dr Thu-Anh from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. Other researchers from the U.S. and the Netherlands who work in Vietnam were also recognized.

Since 2009, the Australian medical researchers have collaborated with the National Tuberculosis Program to work closely with Vietnamese researchers across 135 clinics throughout Vietnam to find effective ways to tackle the spread of tuberculosis in the country. Their discoveries include innovations to perform community-wide testing, treatment and social psychological support for tuberculosis patients.

This is the first time that the Ho Chi Minh Prize has been awarded to a research team that includes international researchers, according to Australia's ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski.

The Ho Chi Minh scientific prize has been awarded once every five years since 1996, and is considered to be one of the highest honors bestowed by the Vietnamese government.


Source: VNE

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Three men jailed for smuggling 198 million liters of gasoline worth $109M

Three people in southern Dong Nai Province were sentenced to prison Thursday for smuggling over 198 million liters of gasoline, worth nearly VND2.6 trillion...

» US, Russia vie to sell arms to Vietnam at first Hanoi fair

U.S. and Russian defense firms on Thursday displayed weapons and promoted models of aircraft at Vietnam's first large-scale arms fair, as the two powers vie...

» Actor, singer become most googled this year

Actor Hong Dang, singer Hien Ho and musician Ho Hoai Anh have emerged as Google's most searched celebrities of 2022 in Vietnam.