Cross-Border Malaria Collaboration in Lower Mekong Countries

Participants in the Ranong-Kawthaung Joint Surveillance Rapid Response Team (SRRT) workshop worked together on mapping exercises of surveillance and rapid responses in the twin-city counterparts, as well as the mode for cross-border communication.  The joint workshop is aligned with the Trilateral Agreement (Ministry of Health (Myanmar), Thailand International Development Agency (TICA), and USAID) effort to promote collaboration…

Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) the Focus of Multi-Country Dialogue in Bangkok

Bangkok, 26 June 2013 - China's H7N9 avian flu outbreak and its implications for ASEAN and SAARC countries were the focus of a two day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand from 24-25 June, 2013. High-level representatives from Ministries of Health and Ministries of Agriculture from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam met…

Intensified Fake Medicine Surveillance in the Mekong

As part of its efforts to address quality problems with antimalarial medicines in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the Promoting the Quality of Medicines, implemented by the United States Pharmacopeia Convention, and its local partners have intensified their retail outlet surveillance activities in areas of suspicion of selling illegal, unregistered, and fake medicines as well…

Upgraded LMI Website Launched!

Welcome to the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) upgraded website! The upgraded website is designed to serve as LMI's knowledge management center in order to help address complex, transnational development, and policy challenges in the Lower Mekong sub-region. The LMI website along with its Twitter and Facebook sites feature the latest developments under LMI including news,…

U.S.and Cambodia Conduct Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – An engulfing front has lumbered down Phnom Aural, Cambodia’s highest mountain, resulting in the tiger, pilated gibbon, and bush pig to seek shelter from the imminent storm.  The summer scene seems as commonplace as the humidity that warps and bends the Mekong basin into its magnificent splendor.  However, this storm is different. …

The President’s Malaria Initiative – Mekong Cross-Border Activities in Chantaburi, Thailand

Cambodia: Twin-Cities cross-border collaboration meetings for malaria control and prevention are organized on a quarterly basis.  On June 7, 2013, the Pailin, Cambodia Provincial Health Department hosted the gathering with the Chantaburi, Thailand Provincial Health Office.  The participants shared information and developed a common work plan with achievable interventions along the border.  Thai officials from Trat province and…

The President’s Malaria Initiative – Mekong Cross-Border Activities in Bokpyin Township, Myanmar

In Myanmar’s border-zone hotspots, one of CAP-Malaria’s activities combines raising malaria awareness with bed net distribution, to ensure better net usage.  The picture below shows the January net distribution activity in Bokpyin Township, in the Tanintharyi Region.  The intended audiences were given the long lasting insecticide treated bed nets with messaging on how the disease is transmitted…

The President’s Malaria Initiative – Mekong Cross-Border Activities in Ranong Province, Thailand

Thailand and Burmese public health personnel are collaborating in the border provinces to provide innovative malaria services to migrant and cross-border community, which contribute to more than 50% of malaria case burden in Thailand. The photo below shows the CAP-Malaria project, in coordination with the Ranong, Thailand Provincial Health Office, providing training on malaria diagnosis…

Control and Prevention of Three Diseases Project – Reaching Key Populations

Walking alone to get an HIV test is scary, but going with a person you trust provides courage and a sense of shared responsibility to one another. The Sisters Center for Transgenders in Pattaya, Thailand, a partner of CAP-3D, used the Valentine’s Day festivities as an opportunity to declare a month of walking hand-in-hand with…

Press Release: United States, Lower Mekong Countries Promote Disaster Preparedness

The closing ceremony for the Lower Mekong Initiative Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Expert Exchange will take place tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, 3:00 p.m., at the Raffles Le Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh.  One hundred civilian and military representatives from the United States, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam participated in the three-day tabletop exercise in…

The President’s Malaria Initiative – Mekong Cross-Border Activities

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Cambodian Airports Join “Wildlife Trafficking Stops Here” Campaign

On May 30 the Wildlife Alliance, a non-governmental organization fighting wildlife trafficking in Cambodia, finished installing the eye-catching new “Wildlife Trafficking Stops Here” exhibition at the Phnom Penh International Airport. The exhibits provide key facts about the illegal wildlife trade and serves to educate travelers about the impact of their actions and the steps they…