Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) in Vietnam

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From 2017 to 2019, University Research Co., LLC (URC), as a subcontractor to Jacobs, is supporting implementation of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). The mission of DRTA focuses on addressing the danger to global health security posed by the risk of outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases. CBEP is engaged with Vietnam’s public health sector to improve disease surveillance, detection and response capacity in Vietnam and in the region. This collaboration applies to testing and diagnostic laboratories and institutes controlled by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and Ministry of Defense (MOD).

CBEP focuses on biological agents and seeks to enhance clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological safety and security by providing training, expertise, laboratory design support, security assessments, collaborative scientific research, and some equipment provisions to meet project objectives. The project activities will contribute and assist laboratories to meet national standards outlined in Decree 103/2016/ND-CP issued by the Vietnam Government and to achieve regional and international standards. The goal is to improve Vietnam’s ability to prevent and control infectious diseases, safeguarding the global population from the accidental or intentional release of dangerous zoonotic pathogens of pandemic potential.

 

Laboratory practice as part of BS&S training
Laboratory practice as part of BS&S training
Publication Date 
January 2019
Resource Type 
Fact Sheets
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English