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Dr. Lam Minh Yen: tropical disease specialist and Australian Alumni Ambassador

Dr. Lam Minh Yen is one of the top contagious disease specialists in Viet Nam. Through her pioneering work she has saved lives, trained a new generation of doctors and led the prevention of dangerous epidemics such as Ebola, MERS-CoV and Zika at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.


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Vu Thi Hien: “I admire the values of the genuine NGOs/civil society”

Going to study in Australia when she was 42 years old, Vu Thi Hien believed that her time in Australia gave her the confidence to pursue the values she believed in and turn them into reality. She would later establish an NGO of her own to help poor ethnic minority people in mountainous areas in north and central Vietnam.


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Dr. Pham Trong Van: “Through difficulties, we find the glories of science”

Dr. Pham Trong Van is a dedicated professional whose scholarship experience was a big change for him. As he explained, “My thinking changed much after studying in Australia. I began to do more good things for many other people and have the courage to do what no one had done before.”


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Dr Nguyen Manh Cuong: I want to pursue research on Vietnam’s medicinal plants

Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of Institute of Natural Products Chemistry (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) is taking solid steps towards producing a cancer medicine from a plant of North West Vietnam.


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Ho Thanh Binh: Life in Australia is a precious experience

In April 2014, Dr. Ho Thanh Binh, a lecturer at An Giang University, was granted Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2013 by the University of Queensland for his work. Dr Binh studied there for a PhD degree on an Australia Awards Scholarship.


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