WHO assessment of sub-national measles and rubella laboratory in Pasteur Institute, Nha Trang and accreditation visit to EPI laboratories in Viet Nam
14-23 March 2012, Viet Nam - The Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang was assessed by WHO and WHO national measles laboratory in the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi for possible designation as a sub-national measles and rubella laboratory in Vietnam. The supposed duty is to test measles/rubella samples in Central Region in Vietnam. Based on the assessment, the Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang will function as a sub-national measles/rubella laboratory to conduct serological testing of samples from 11 Central provinces. Further collaboration with this laboratory will contribute to timely sharing of measles and rubella laboratory data in the Central region of Vietnam.
In addtion, the WHO national polio, measles/rubella and Japanese encephalitis laboratories in National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi and the Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City were reviewed and were fully accredited for 2012 based on on-site assessment.