Drug resistant infections are on the rise across the Indo-Pacific region, leading to poor treatment outcomes. Drug resistant tuberculosis and respiratory pathogens are increasingly common and pose a major threat to health in Vietnam and the region.
Antimicrobial-resistant infectious diseases are also a top priority for Vietnam, topping its list of priorities in the 2015 Vietnam Global Health Security Roadmap. The project will cover 36 districts with a population of over five million people.
The Combating the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant infectious diseases in Vietnam project (V-RESIST) aims to preserve the effectiveness of life-saving antibiotics, particularly for respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis. Through a program of research to understand and target the drivers of drug resistance, and by developing and assessing the effectiveness of a package of interventions to guide the Vietnamese government.