Emergency Operations Center inaugurated

15:14 | 04/02/2015

VGP – The Ministry of Health on February 3 organized an inauguration ceremony and launched the operation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Photo: VGP/Thuy Ha

The establishment of the center aims to actively cope with public health events, especially dangerous and emerging diseases.

This is one of activities Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health has committed to the Global Health Security Agenda, which is set up by the US Government and international organizations.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien revealed that Viet Nam is in the hot region of diseases, including dangerous and emerging diseases affecting people’s health.

It is crucial to share information, actively monitor resources and attract the participation of domestic and foreign organizations to deal with diseases, she added.

The operation of the EOC will allow Viet Nam soon to identify health emergencies and prevent the spread of diseases being afflicted other countries, Ms. Tien asserted.

By Thuy Dung