Van Anh Thi Nguyen

Van Anh Thi Nguyen

Head of FIND Viet Nam

Location Ha Noi, Viet Nam

About Van Anh Thi Nguyen

Van Anh joined FIND since June 2019 as the representative of FIND in Viet Nam. She received her BSc in Biology (National University of Viet Nam), MPH in International Health (Copenhagen University) and PhD in Public Health (National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), Viet Nam). She has 23-years of research experience in the field of TB including microbiology, molecular epidemiology, molecular mechanism of drug resistance, and development and evaluation of diagnostic kits.

In her current role at FIND, she supports the development and operationalization of FIND Vietnam strategy, and the development and implementation of ACT-A projects that are aligned with Viet Nam’s country priorities. She manages and coordinates the implementation of FIND’s disease program projects, clinical trials, health network optimization and health system capacity building, market assessment in the country.

Before joining FIND, Van Anh was working at NIHE, where she was the head of Tuberculosis, and while in this role, obtained multiple research grants. she led multiple projects, notably a Vietnam-France project for the successful development of DNA chips for multi-drug resistant TB diagnosis and NTM species identification; an international multi-centre project on TB molecular epidemiology in Southeast Asia; and led a research network on Biodiversity and infectious diseases in Southeast Asia, with researchers from 17 institutions of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and France. She also provided teaching and research supervision for PhD and master fellows.