Vice President presents Hero of Labor title to Prof. Dr. Huynh Thi Phuong Lien

Prof. Dr. Huynh Thi Phuong Lien (left) at the event (Photo:

She is a senior specialist at the State-owned Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (Vabiotech) under the Ministry of Health, who had 53 years of experience in medicine.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long said the noble title is recognition by the Party and State for the professor’s relentless work and daring and creative spirit in vaccine research and application, which is critical to the country’s efforts to combat communicable diseases and protect people’s well-being, the VNA reported.

Despite many challenges, Lien and her co-workers at Vabiotech have successfully produced vaccines against cholera, typhoid fever, smallpox and Japanese encephalitis, and participated in twelve State-level scientific studies.

The first-generation vaccine against Japanese encephalitis, developed by her team at Vabiotech, has been used in the National Expanded Program on Immunization since 1997. It is also the first made-in-Vietnam vaccine exported overseas.

Vabiotech is among four vaccine manufacturers in Vietnam that have been developing vaccines against the COVID-19.

The Labor Hero title is to honor individuals with exceptional achievements in work and innovation, contributing to the building of socialism in Vietnam and safeguarding the country./.


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