January 14, 2022

HSP and CDC Host Brainstorming Meeting on Detection of SARS-CoV-2 at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface in Vietnam

On December 16th 2021, HSP held a brainstorming meeting for academic and non-governmental stakeholders in Vietnam regarding planned and ongoing work to detect SARS-CoV-2 (causative agent of COVID-19) at the human-animal-environment interface. During this meeting, participating organizations presented their capacities for disease detection at this interface, along with current and planned work in the field. The meeting was well-attended and proved highly informative.

Prior to the meeting, a survey of participating stakeholders was conducted to identify shared interfaces of interest – such as live animal markets, households with pets, and wildlife rehabilitation centers – along with organizational knowledge gaps and institutional capacities. The results of this survey were discussed and shared within the meeting.


Following the meeting, HSP requested proposals from Vietnamese organizations to further understanding of SARS-CoV-2 prevalence and circulation at the human-animal-environment interface.


This work was funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement 6NU2HGH000036.