This is an English version of the article I posted here yesterday.
Medical experts from 13 Asian countries gathered at an international conference in Hanoi on October 30 to discuss measures against infectious diseases.
The event was organized by the Asian Network of Major Cities in the 21st Century (ANMC21), which includes Hanoi, Bangkok, New Delhi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Tomsk, Ulaanbaatar and Yangon. It aimed to build a sustainable cooperative network for improving public health and preventing the spread of communicable diseases in the region.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health, Nguyen Thanh Long, stressed the need to create close links among regional countries in order to deal with environmental pollution and newly-emerging epidemics that have already claimed many human lives.