Vietnam's success story against COVID-19

Nguyen, T. Y. C. and Hermoso, C. and Laguilles, E. M. and De Castro, L. E. and Camposano, S. M. and Jalmasco, N. and Cua, K. A. and Isa, M. A. and Akpan, E. F. and Ly, T. P. and Budhathoki, S. S. and Ahmadi, A. and Lucero-Prisno, D. E.. (2021) Vietnam's success story against COVID-19. Public Health Pract (Oxf), 2. p. 100132.

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Vietnam's close proximity to China where the COVID-19 outbreak started made it one of the countries expected to have widespread transmission of the virus. However, the country opposed this expectation and attained low spread of COVID-19 infection due to its proactive approaches in containing the disease. As of March 11, 2021, Vietnam has a total of 2529 confirmed cases, equivalent to 26 cases per one million population-compared to the global rate of 15,223 cases. The low-cost model approach used by Vietnam in dealing with previous public health issues, tackle the importance of a strategic public health system, good governance, and citizen cooperation in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic. This paper aims to analyze Vietnam's achievement in its early and continued success in combating COVID-19 by taking into account various aspects of its health system and experience on outbreaks that have previously occurred and how these can be applied to current COVID-19 responses.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Household Economics and Health Systems Research > Epidemiology and Household Economics (Fink)
06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Epidemiology and Household Economics (Fink)
UniBasel Contributors:Nguyen, Thi Yen Chi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
ISSN:2666-5352 (Electronic)2666-5352 (Linking)
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