The strategy was issued by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh via a decision dated September 25 this year. According to Luong Ngoc Khue, Vice Chairman of the National Medical Council, the issuance reflects the efforts of the Vietnamese government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners to counteract the increasing AMR issue.

Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan addresses the conference. (Photo:

At the conference, Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan stressed that AMR remains a concern in Vietnam despite scientific advancements made in the past decade, with antibiotic resistance trending upward over the years. Many challenges persist, including the limited capacity of laboratories to monitor and analyze data, inappropriate prescription of antibiotics, and a lack of enforcement of regulations on antibiotic sales.

Thuan called for the commitment of all sectors, agencies, organizations, and individuals to responsibly use antibiotics to strongly support the campaign against antibiotic resistance in Vietnam.

Related ministries, partners sign an agreement at the event. (Photo:

A representative of the WHO in Vietnam took the occasion to commend the government's approach to the matter and responsiveness during the World AMR Awareness Week - a global campaign held annually from November 18-24.

Vietnam is among the first six countries in the Asia-Pacific region to develop and implement a national action plan on AMR prevention and control, earning international recognition for its efforts and contribution to the global AMR fight.

Source: VNA