Malaria, a curable and preventable disease, is still a public health burden in Vietnam. Although many prevention and control strategies have been implemented, the goal to eliminate malaria is still a big challenge because of the increasing antimalarial drug resistance in Vietnam and other Greater Mekong Subregion neighbours. Drs Pham and Duong will discuss about antimalarial drug resistance and its recent trend in Vietnam.
About Dr Kieu Nguyet Oanh Pham
Dr Pham is the Fellow of the 2018 Australia Awards Fellowships program for the activity “Health Security and Anti-malarial Resistance Surveillance Strengthening in Vietnam” at SPHCM. She is the Vice-Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Viet Anh and the Specialist Secretary of the Ethics Committee of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine – National University and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. She is a recognised infectious diseases specialist and a researcher. She has published work on the treatment, control and prevention of infectious diseases with a main focus on malaria and infection of the central nervous system.