Category: Project Events

AMR research and policy coordination workshop in Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam, 31 October-1 November 2017 The ViParc project was highlighted at the workshop “Sharing Experience in Intersectoral Coordination in Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance and Response in Vietnam” held at the Hanoi Club Hotel  on October 31 and November 1, 2017. This two-day workshop, organized by OUCRU-Hanoi, gathered over 60 medical doctors, researchers, Government, policy makers…
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1st November 2017 0

Advanced Training Course on Poultry Disease Diagnostics

Dong Thap, Vietnam, 16-20 October 2017 University of Chulalongkorn’s Professor Niwat Chansiripornchai led an advanced training course on poultry disease diagnostics in Dong Thap from 16-20 October. Under his supervision, three ViParc project vets visited five “problem” farms with chicken flocks experiencing severe disease, in order to conduct diagnostic investigations. The project vets visited the…
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20th October 2017 0

Back to basics: ViParc community advisory boards take stock of why farmers use antibiotics the way they do

Ho Chi Minh City, 18 October 2017 – Two Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for the farm-based trial ViParc convened on 11 October in the Vietnamese province of Dong Thap, unearthing the “why” of antibiotic use among livestock farmers. The meetings took place in Cao Lanh and Thap Muoi districts, with 10 and 12 CAB members…
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18th October 2017 0

Presentation of ViParc at the China-UK Life Science and Medicine Summit

Beijing, China, 25-29 September 2017 During the last week of September 2017, Dr. Juan Carrique-Mas attended the first China-UK Life Science and Medicine Summit held in Beijing (China) and sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and The Royal Society (UK). In this meeting the…
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29th September 2017 0

26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-8 September 2017 Scientists from ViParc, a research project on antimicrobials and chicken production in Vietnam, presented preliminary results on parasitic burdens in household chicken flocks at a scientific conference that took place in Kuala Lumpur from 4-8 September. Attending the 26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of…
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8th September 2017 0

Lab Training on Bacteriology and Molecular Techniques

Dong Thap, Vietnam, 28-31 August 2017 ViParc conducted a four-day course, from 28-31 August, training six Lab Vets on bacteriology and molecular techniques. A PCR machine, used in molecular tests for viral and bacterial detection, was also handed over to the Dong Thap Sub-Department of Livestock Production and Animal Health on this occasion.


31st August 2017 0

ViParc Project Status Meeting

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 28 July 2017 All partners under the ViParc project gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on 28 July, discussing logistical issues and charting future activities. Among the new initiatives announced were research on farmers’ understanding of antimicrobials, investigation into the Mekong Delta’s common chicken diseases, and organization of a photo-story…
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28th July 2017 0

Locals form community advisory boards in Dong Thap, discuss antimicrobial use in agriculture and consumers’ health

Ho Chi Minh City, 20 June 2017 – Community members and representatives from local organizations gathered in Dong Thap last week for two Community Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, discussing antimicrobial use in agriculture and consumers’ health. The events took place in Cao Lanh and Thap Muoi Districts on 13 and 14 June respectively. Operating alongside…
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20th June 2017 0

Workshop on Use of Antimicrobials in Animal Production – Challenges and Solutions

Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 16 June 2017 Dr. Juan Carrique-Mas and other ViParc researchers participated on 16.06.17 in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Nong Lam University) in a workshop on antimicrobial resistance, where the ViParc study was showcased as an example of a sustainable intervention.


16th June 2017 0

Training on Pilot Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance at NCVHI No. 1

Hanoi, Vietnam, 22-25 May 2017 During the 22-25 May, Dr. Juan Carrique-Mas and two microbiologists from OUCRU-HCMC travelled to Hanoi, where they delivered a hands-on training on animal sampling, microbiological isolation, identification and characterization of non-typhoidal Salmonella and Escherichia coli to staff at the National Centre for Veterinary Hygiene Inspection No. 1 (NCVHI No.1). This…
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25th May 2017 0
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