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US Vice President opens CDC regional office in Vietnam


Hanoi, 25 August 2021 (TDI):On August 24, Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan welcomes U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Harris arrived in Hanoi on August 24 night, beginning her visit to Vietnam from August 24-26 at the invitation of Vietnamese counterpart Xuan. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also welcomed Harris at the Government Office.

Today VP Kamala Harris launched the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Southeast Asia Regional Office in Hanoi. At the ceremony,  U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. CDC Director, and Deputy Prime Ministers and Health Ministers from 11 countries were present. Harris emphasizes the United States’ commitment to enhancing regional capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases to protect Americans and people in Southeast Asia. It aims to strengthen and expand public health laboratories and training, emergency operations centers, surveillance systems to improve health for mobile and migrant populations.

CDC also recently established Regional Offices in Eastern Europe/Central Asia (Georgia), the Middle East/North Africa (Oman), and South America (Brazil).


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