National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi (NIHE) was founded in 1924.

The principal missions of the Institute are:

  • Conducting scientific research in  epidemiology, medical microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.
  • Studying and developing new vaccines and biological products for humans.
  • Directing some national health programs; (EPI,HIV/AIDS surveillance, Dengue fever, Rabies and Influenza surveillance).
  • Providing the Minister of Health technical advice, policy, strategies, national guidelines and planning for prevention and control of infectious epidemics nationwide.
  • Providing postgraduate training and retraining.
  • Building a network of preventive medicine nationwide.
  • Providing services for disease prevention and research consultancy.

For more information, visit the NIHE official website.