Burnet Institute has hosted a delegation of senior administrators from the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Vietnam, including the Director of the Department of Maternal and Child Health and Immunisation.
The visit included presentations from Burnet Laboratory Head Dr Jack Richards on his research projects in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste, and Dr Chris Morgan, Burnet’s Principal for Immunity, Vaccines and Immunisation.
The 12-person delegation, which was welcomed by Burnet’s Head, Centre for International Health, Professor Robert Power, also toured Burnet’s laboratory facilities.
Burnet Principal of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Associate Professor Stanley Luchters said the Institute was the delegation’s only stop in Melbourne following a visit to research facilities in Sydney.
“We’ve been explaining the maternal and child health activities that we do within the Centre for International Health, and programs in Asia and the Pacific in Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and some of our activities in Vietnam as well,” Professor Luchters said.
“There’s a number of projects that we are running and plan to run in Vietnam, and in that sense it’s very good to strengthen our collaboration with the Ministry of Health.”
IMAGE: Professor Robert Power (right) and Associate Professor Stanley Luchters (second from right) listen to a presentation during the Vietnam MoH Burnet visit
The visit was facilitated by Dr Pham Duc Minh from Burnet’s Centre for International Health, whose previous roles included 10 years with the MoH in Vietnam developing health financing policies.
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