In December 2015 Dr Francoise Cluzeau, NICE International travelled to Hanoi for the second in a series of workshops for the UK/Vietnam Partner Driven Collaboration entitled “Towards an evidence based National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Vietnam”. This collaboration aims to create an evidence informed methodology and governed working processes to develop and implement policies and guidelines for controlling AMR in Vietnam. It is funded by the Newton Fund.
The workshop focused on developing Quality Standards and indicators for AMR. It was jointly organised by the Department of Medical Services Administration (MSA) of the Ministry of Health and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and attendees included members of the AMR subcommittee programme as well as representatives from relevant MoH institutes and universities.
A plan for developing standards to improve AMR management in hospitals in Vietnam has now been drawn up and will be operationalized with relevant partners over the next 12 months.