Visit to Cairns field site by Vietnamese collaborators

In addition to developing the Wolbachia method in Australia the project is also working with local scientists and field sites in Vietnam where we hope to also test this alternative strategy to eliminate dengue.

Assoc. Prof. Vu Sinh Nam is a designated Head of Planning in the Ministry of Health in Vietnam and is responsible for the Eliminate Dengue field team development and coordination including interactions between communities, government agencies and scientists.

Dr Nam travelled to Cairns in February, with members of his team from Hanoi and the proposed field trial site near Nha Trang, to follow the progress of the Cairns field trial and to study how the trial may be implemented in Vietnam.