The project "Research on the mechanism of propagation and development of multidrug resistant surveillance model in food chain in Vietnam" is a technical assistance project funded by the Government of Japan with the participation of Scientists from six leading research institutes and universities in Japan. The project will carry out research activities on the spread and development of monitoring models of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the food chain. The activities of the project are widely deployed in five provinces of Hanoi, Thai Binh, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho with the participation of Institute of Nutrition, Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Public Health Institute. Binh Dien School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cantho University and Binh Dien Market Management Company, in which the National Institute of Nutrition is the main research institution.
For nearly 5 years of operation, the project has achieved important results in all three objectives: Research, pilot construction of drug-resistant bacteria and antibiotic residues in food as well as training Human resources for food safety system of Vietnam. The research results of the project have been published on 21 articles published in prestigious international scientific journals, presented at 30 international conferences ... The project has sent 10 long-term research students term and short term in Japan. In addition, the project also cooperates with Japanese universities and institutes to provide technical training programs, molecular biology techniques, field epidemiology and system construction. monitored for nearly 200 officials from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Education and Training. Scientists in the two countries have developed a model of drug resistance monitoring that meets the technical requirements of the World Health Organization, in line with Vietnam's conditions.
On the 25th and 26th of August, 2016, the project held the Literature Seminar and Board meeting. Speaking at the meeting, experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan Medical Research Agency (AMED), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) highly appreciates the activities of the project and hopes that these results will contribute to the success of the National Strategy for Drug Resistance in Vietnam.
Ths. Bùi Thị Mai Hương – Viện Dinh dưỡng Quốc gia