31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
US CDC to open regional office in Hanoi to handle Covid-19 and disease outbreaks
Anh Kiet 15:04, 2020/09/11
The role of the regional CDC office has not been unveiled yet, but it would increase the US CDC’s capacity in Southeast Asia.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will open a Southeast Asia office in Hanoi to increase its public health engagement in the region, according to the US State Department.

 Vietnam’s Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long speaks at the online meeting. Photo: MoH

The department said in a statement after an virtual meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and counterparts of ASEAN nations on Thursday.

During an online meeting a day before, Mitch Wolfe, a master of Public Health, director of the US CDC, and Vietnam’s Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long discussed the establishment of such an office in Vietnam.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long welcomed Mitch Wolfe’s proposal on establishing Southeast Asia regional office in Vietnam, the Vietnamese health ministry said on its website.

The role of the regional CDC office has not been unveiled yet, but it would increase the US CDC’s capacity in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Long assigned the Department of International Cooperation, in coordination with the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to seek authorization from the Vietnamese government.

According to the US CDC website, the agency is working with Thailand and Vietnam on funding the surveillance systems that can monitor the spread of Covid-19.

The CDC has been leading the US response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has a number of local offices around the world, mainly in developing countries such as India and Indonesia. It also has an office in China where was the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this year, the US CDC announced an initial grant of US$3.9 million to fund activities in Vietnam in support of prevention, preparedness and response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

TAG: The US CDC regional CDC office Covid-19 pandemic
Other news
19:56, 2022/56/01
Prime Minister urges proactive response to natural disasters
The Ministry of Health is tasked to take charge of environmental sanitation and disease prevention during and after floods.
16:38, 2022/38/01
Vietnam win second match of Asian futsal tournament
Vietnam defeated Saudi Arabia 3-1 to earn the second win in Group D of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022.
11:36, 2022/36/30
Vietnam, Cuba ink action plan for further economic ties 2023-2025
The two countries aim to further cooperation in agriculture, health, and economic ties during the Cuban PM’s first overseas visit outside Latin America.
17:07, 2022/07/29
Cuban Prime Minister arrives in Vietnam, first visit outside Latin America
Relations between Vietnam and Cuba are a sincere demonstration of fraternity and mutual support.
14:07, 2022/07/29
Vietnam’s futsal team win convincing victory against South Korea
Vietnam's futsal team is leading Group D after the first round of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022, following a 5-1 win over South Korea.
14:02, 2022/02/29
Vietnam expects support from Warburg Pincus in energy and policy development
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets with Warburg Pincus CEO Charles Kaye to discuss possible activities the US company can undertake to boost Vietnam's socio-economic performance.