This chapter presents the Vietnamese experience on developing institutional capacity for integrated research in developing countries. The emergence of a research group in environmental health, which was rooted from a North-South partnership research programme in Switzerland, is described, discussing in detail how it developed and became integrated as a national institution, as well as its work in addressing local needs and informed policy.
Hung-Nguyen Viet, Vi Nguyen, Phuc Pham-Duc, Le Vu Anh, Phung Dac Cam, Tanner, M., Grace, D., Zurbrügg, C., Tran Thi Tuyet Hanh, Tu Vu-Van, Luu Quoc Toan, Dang Xuan Sinh, Pham Thi Huong Giang and Zinsstag, J. 2015. Institutional research capacity development for integrated approaches in developing countries: An example from Vietnam. In: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Whittaker, M., Tanner, M. and Waltner-Toews, D. (eds.), One Health: The theory and practice of integrated health approaches. Wallingford, UK: CAB International: 332-340.