Third Annual Progress Meeting

The project's 3rd Annual Progress Meeting was held at Hanoi and Cat Ba Island in northern Vietnam (March 22-28, 2008), and participants combined this with a field visit to the project's field sites in Nha Trang in central Vietnam as well as NIHE (National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology) in Hanoi. There was plenty of discussion on the evaluation of progress, the logistics for the implementation of the next phase and restructuring and maximizing our efforts to achieve the goals of the project.

Several invited delegates attended the meeting and we would like to thank them for their contributions; Trinh Quan Huan (Vice Minister of Health, Government of Vietnam), Nguyen Huy Nga (Director General Vietnam Administration of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, Government of Vietnam), Nguyen Tran Hien (Director, NIHE, Ministry of Health, Government of Vietnam), Stephanie James and Michael Gottlieb (both from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health).