Cholera is a major public health problem in Vietnam, which has faced large outbreaks in recent years. The causative agents (Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139) continue to thrive wherever crowded housing conditions exist and water and sanitation facilities are suboptimal.
One of the critical issues is the training of health professionals to prevent and control cholera in Vietnam. Specific challenges include the scarcity of training capacities, limited budget for training, and high turnover of the health workforce.
As a result, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) and AMP teamed up to build NIHE’s capacity to provide blended training on cholera prevention and control to a large number of health professionals.