via Khmer NZ News Media
HANOI, June 17 (Bernama) -- Medical specialists and doctors from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam discussed measures to prevent and control infectious diseases in the countries, in the lower Mekong River basin, according to Vietnam news agency on Thursday.
The two-day conference which kicked off on Thursday, is focusing on countries in the region cooperating on infectious diseases, the challenges and successes when implementing international health regulations (IHR) and fake and poor-quality medicines used in the treatment of infectious diseases.
In his address, Deputy Health Minister Trinh Quan Huan said that infectious diseases have a great impact on people's lives and that a number of diseases, such as cholera, which had earlier been brought under control in many countries across the region, now have recurred.
The fight against infectious diseases is a task for not only one nation but for every nations in the world, he said.