The Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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The Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City is the main referral hospital for infectious diseases in southern Vietnam. Originally founded in 1862, it now serves a population of 38 million.

The Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam is based in the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), the referral hospital for infectious diseases for the south of the country and under the direction of the Health Service of HCMC and the Ministry of Health Viet Nam. There are extensive collaborative links with hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and several provinces throughout Viet Nam. The research collaboration with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, HCMC began in 1991.

In 2002 the research capacity expanded with the building (jointly funded by the Vietnamese Government and the Wellcome Trust) of a dedicated Institute for Clinical Research in the grounds of the hospital. This Institute houses the routine hospital laboratories, the laboratory research and administrative center of the OUCRU-VN. The collaborative research focuses on the following core areas; malaria, dengue, influenza, typhoid, Infections of the Central Nervous System (viral encephalitis, pyogenic and tuberculous meningitis), Opportunistic Infections related to HIV and tetanus, with additional interest in diphtheria, shigella, fascioliasis, and Streptococcus suis infections.

This clinic only offers medical elective placements.

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Hospital type Specialist Hospital/Clinic
Funding Status NGO/Charity

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