The Pathfinder Health Program helps Mekong sub-regional health authorities identify and
respond to emerging infectious diseases. Pathfinder fellows will be eligible to submit proposals
and receive funds for pilot research programs to help communities prevent disease emergence
and spread. The Pathfinder program complements long-standing U.S. support for public health
to Southeast Asia, including ongoing U.S. assistance to combat COVID-19 and is a prime
example of non-traditional security programming.