Vietnam Research Station

Vietnam Research StationSince 2015, Japan Initiative for Global Research Network on Infectious Diseases (J-GRID) project has been taken over to the newly established Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and J-GRID project Phase 3 is currently underway. The 4 main research subjects are dengue fever, infectious diarrhea, influenza, and drug-resistant bacteria, and also severe childhood pneumonia, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are included to study to contribute to prevention of infectious diseases collaboration with National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Tottori University, Kyoto Sangyo University, and the Kitasato Institute. Furthermore, every year an open lecture on infectious diseases has been held for Japanese residents in Vietnam as outreach activity. In the year 2018, the 11th open lecture was held. Prof. Ichiro Nakagawa (Kyoto University) and Prof. Jiro Yasuda (Nagasaki University, NU) were invited and gave lecture for drug resistant bacteria and Ebola virus infection measures respectively.


  • Professor Futoshi Hasebe
  • Assistant Professor Takashi Tsunoda
  • Assistant Professor Taichiro Takemura
  • Administrative Staff Tadahisa Sakata
  • Assistant Kazuko Mori(in Nekken)

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Research activities

The Vietnam Research Station in the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi is currently manned by 4 staffs from NU, and the Nha Trang sub-station by a permanent staff of 2 people, in addition to which 6 staff from NU and a further 64 researchers from other research institutions participate in the activities of the Station and conduct research. The Vietnam Research Station has been conducting educational support as an early exposure facility in the Program for Nurturing Global Leaders in Tropical and Emerging Communicable Diseases that was launched in 2015. Furthermore, the Station is also utilized as an on-the-job-training facility for other researchers not just from NU. In 2017 the Station was visited by 3 undergraduate university students, 4 graduate students, 4 high school students and 8 administrative staffs from NU, through which a wide diversity of human resource fostering activities were conducted.
In 2018, 2 staff members of NIHE were graduated from the doctoral course in Nagasaki University and received PhD in molecular epidemiological study of Vibrio cholerae.

         Recent main research achievement
1. Okada et al. Sci Rep 2018;8(1):1631.
2. Obana et al. J Vet Med Sci 2017;79(1):76-81.
3. Nguyen et al. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2017;111(3):137-139.
4. Moi et al. Lancet Infect Dis 2017;17(8):805-806.
5. Ngwe Tun et al. Jpn J Infect Dis 2017;70(4):357-361.

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