Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Viet Nam Components Overview
The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme Viet Nam aims to have a positive and significant impact on global health and, in particular, the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. This is achieved through an integrated, long-term clinical and laboratory research programme, including capacity building and training in Vietnam and other countries in the region. The programme is currently implemented by a dedicated team of 200 scientists, technical and administrative staff in Viet Nam and other countries in southern Asia. The research programme focuses on clinical trials, central nervous system infections, dengue fever, enterics, malaria, respiratory infections, tuberculosis and zoonosis with units in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, China and Nepal. In Ho Chi Minh City, the Unit operates from within the Hospital of Tropical Diseases and comprises state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including a containment suite for BSL3 microbiology and virology, and Special Animal Pathogen Operations level 4 (SAPO4).
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