ViParc Presentation at the 8th GREASE-Network Annual Meeting
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 28-30 May 2019
ViParc team members Doan Hoang Phu and Vu Thi Quynh Giao provided an update on the project at the 8th GREASE-Network Annual Meeting, organized in Ho Chi Minh City from 28-30 May.
Their presentation focused on ViParc’s work with veterinary pharmacies in the Mekong Delta — an expansion of the project’s intervention on small-scale chicken farms to reduce the need for antimicrobials in livestock production. Mr. Phu highlighted a major difference among the pharmacies studied — 93 in total — when he showed their various levels of specialization in antimicrobial sales. This information may help policymakers better plan their resources when designing an intervention on responsible antimicrobial use that targets veterinary pharmacies.
The meeting included 60 participants from GREASE, a network in Southeast Asia which provides research support to control transboundary animal infections and zoonotic diseases.