Ethical Social Cultural Grant, Vietnam - Successful workshop in Hanoi

The first introduction workshop was held in Hanoi on Tuesday 28 July to educate senior Ministry of Health officials on the concepts and future planning of theWolbachia project. The workshop also gave participants an opportunity to ask questions on what type of activities would contribute to mitigating any potential risks with a field release. The community engagement component has begun with the creation of a community engagement strategy and a community profile of the potential release site. A workshop will be conducted in Nha Trang this month to introduce the project to stakeholders located at or near the field site, as well as beginning community engagement through surveys and focus group discussions.