U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear this morning cut the ribbon on an exhibition titled “Using Safe, Rational and Effective Medicine,” at the Vietnam National Library promoting safe medicines.
|U.S. Ambassador David Shear opens safe medicine exhibition in Hanoi|
The exhibition aims to raise awareness among the medical community and general public about the dangers of counterfeit and sub-standard pharmaceutical products that can turn a treatable disease into a fatal one.
The U.S. Embassy contributed $5,000 to fund the exhibition, as part of its cooperation with Vietnam to strengthen health systems and encourage the use of safe medicines.
The United States is also providing $6,000 to fund a project with Vietnam’s National Institute of Drug Quality Control for the creation of a website and posters promoting safe medicines.
The website, www.thuocantoan.com.vn , is already live and the public awareness posters will be distributed to the Institute’s many local branches across Vietnam in February.
The exhibition will run from January 5-12 and is free and open to the public.