Institut Pasteur in HCMC
The Institut Pasteur International Network is composed of 32 institutes worldwide that are recognised as specialists in microbiological surveillance. The first Institut Pasteur outside of France was created in 1891 in HCMC to vaccinate people against rabies and smallpox. The Institute is researching dengue fever, HIV, diarrhoea, leptospirosis, and poliomyelitis. It is monitoring infectious diseases, products vaccines (BCG, rabies), and provides medical tests.