Vaccine researcher was awarded the title of Labor Hero

Wednesday, 20/01/2021, 08:00 GMT+7

Professor and Doctor Huynh Thi Phuong Lien was awarded the title of Labor Hero in the doi moi era for her outstanding achievements in research of various vaccines.

On the afternoon of January 19, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh awarded the title to the people's physician Huynh Thi Phuong Lien, senior expert at Vaccine and Biological Products Company No. 1 (VABIOTECH), Ministry of Health.


Phó chủ tịch nước Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh trao tặng danh hiệu Anh hùng Lao động thời kỳ đổi mới cho GS Huỳnh Thị Phương Liên. Ảnh: Bộ Y tế

State Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (right) awarded the title “Labor Hero of the Doi Moi Period” to Prof. Huynh Thi Phuong Lien. Photo: Ministry of Health

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long affirmed that this is a recognition of the non-stop dedication, creative work spirit, dare to think and dare to do in scientific research and vaccine production application of disease prevention by Professor Lien. She has contributed to the success of disease prevention, protection of the health of the people and the community.

The female professor successfully completed her task of producing a variety of vaccines against cholera, typhoid, smallpox, Japanese encephalitis ... She has 112 scientific works published in domestic and foreign scientific journals. ; join 12 state-level scientific research projects.

In particular, the first-generation Japanese encephalitis vaccine was successfully produced, introduced into the expanded vaccination program in 1997, contributing to reducing the incidence of this disease, reducing the number of deaths and sequelae. business, reducing the burden of disease for people and society. This is the first vaccine from Vietnam to be exported abroad with nearly 5.5 million doses to India.

"Prof. Lien has contributed to promoting the vaccine manufacturing industry of Vietnam to develop stronger, become the strength and achievement highlight of preventive medicine", Minister Long said.

With these contributions, Professor Lien was awarded many awards such as Kovalepskaia in 1999; VIFOTECH's first prize in biotechnology; Labor Medal, Third class; Resistance War Order, Third Grade; State award for science and technology ...

Professor Lien was born in 1940 in Hoi An, Quang Nam, then followed his family to the North. In 1963, the country needed scientists to participate in the fight against "germ war" in the war against the US. She was a third year student at Hanoi Medical University, she volunteered to enter the battlefield in the South.

Graduated from a doctor in late 1965, in early 1966 she worked in the South. In early 1972, she returned to the North and then went to study vaccine technology in Germany. Back home, her whole life has been with the laboratory, research and vaccine production.


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