Dr. Nguyen Thien Tao, head of the Vietnam National Museum of Nature’s Department of Nature Conservation, has over 15 years of experience in doing research on snakes. He has had many projects contributing to the Vietnamese health sector's effort to produce antivenom serums for the treatment of snake bites.
Lieutenant Colonel and Doctor Ho Huu Tho has continuously carried out scientific research on early detection of diseases including cancer, Ebola and Sars-CoV-2 viruses using a highly sensitive genetic analysis procedure.
Vu Ngoc Thanh, Director of the US-based Douc Langur Foundation which operates in Vietnam, has done more than 25 years of research on primates, especially the red-shanked douc langur on Son Tra peninsula in Da Nang. He has made important contributions to the research and conservation of the precious langurs which are known as the "queen of primates”.
Thirty seven-year-old Chau Thanh Toan has spent 22 years volunteering in Ho Chi Minh City. He is always willing to support people in need at any time of the day or night.
Over 30 years working in the health sector, Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri's career is associated with the two biggest annual blood donation drives of Vietnam. He is regarded as a hero of the hematology and blood medicine in Vietnam.
Dr. Tran Manh Tri has been nominated for the 2020 Ta Quang Buu Award for his research “Occurrence of phthalate diesters in indoor air from several northern cities in Vietnam, and its implication for human exposure”. The 39-year-old scientist has published more than 40 works in domestic journals and another 20 in international journals.
For nearly 60 years, Khanh Ly has left an indelible impression on the hearts of fans. She has successfully performed hundreds of love songs, songs of love for homeland and anti-war songs by late songwriter Trinh Cong Son, all of which have had a tremendous effect on audiences at home and abroad.
The orphan care, nurture and education center in Can Giuoc district, Long An province is the result of a long journey filled with love that Marc De Muynck – an old French soldier, took for Vietnam.
Believing that “students are entitled to the best education”, Ha Anh Phuong, a teacher at Huong Can High School, Phu Tho province, has created cross-border classes that are benefiting under-privileged students around the world. Phuong’s dedication has helped her to be honored by the Varkey Foundation as one of the "Top 50 excellent teachers worldwide".
Pianist, Professor Ton That Triem whose life has been devoted to music has successfully performed in many countries around the world. He continues to nurture and light the Hope Choir - an ensemble consisting of vision-impaired singers in Hanoi, using music to connect friends across five continents.