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Mobile Malaria Workers Drive Down Cases in Rural Myanmar

People in the remote village of War Taw in southern Myanmar often do battle with malaria. Here, villagers earn their living working in and around forests that harbor malaria-carrying mosquitoes, but health services are scarce and far away.Villagers who contracted serious illnesses like malaria and needed professional health care often had to travel across the…

LMI Monthly News Feed – December 2013

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Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI)

Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), launched in 2009, is a multinational partnership among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States to create integrated sub-regional cooperation among the five Lower Mekong countries.  LMI serves as a platform to address complex, transnational development and policy challenges in the Lower Mekong sub-region.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjLLkc3o6Uw

Lending Bednets to Migrant Workers Reduces Malaria in Cambodia

In rural Cambodia, Si Dara’s employee health coverage starts with nets covering beds.  Each seasonal worker on Dara’s farm gets an insecticide-treated net—an effective way to keep biting mosquitoes from spreading malaria among her workers.  It also saves time and energy caring for sick migrant workers.“In late 2011 until early 2012, on average, 10 of my…

LMI Monthly News Feed – November 2013

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Health Systems Strengthening through Clinical Capacity Building

In Rayong, Thailand, CAP-TB has a unique chance to take “health systems strengthening” to the next level.  Unlike some high TB burden countries, Thailand has the capacity to diagnose and treat TB and MDR-TB, largely using the country’s own resources.  So here in Thailand, we ask: How can these resources become even more effective?  A…

Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

By Greg Beck, Deputy Assistant Administrator, AsiaMore than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin, a region of the world currently struggling with drug-resistant malaria. While the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTs) for treatment of malaria has helped to greatly reduce its prevalence over the past decade, a high percentage of malaria cases are…

Remarks at CSIS Mekong Health Event

By Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific AffairsThank you CSIS, Dr. Stephen Morrison and Murray Heibert, for inviting me to be here today.  It’s great to be here among so many colleagues who share my belief in the importance of Southeast Asia, and the development in the Mekong sub-region in particular.I…

NEWS: Lower Mekong Officials Meet to Support ASEAN Integration and Regional Cooperation

PHNOM PENH - Senior officials of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) gathered for a two-day meeting in Siem Reap on 6-7 November 2013 for the 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting and an informal discussion on the Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM).   Delegates deliberated on the outcomes of the last LMI Ministerial…

Annual Operational Plan workshop in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia

The Cambodian National Malaria Control Program, Provincial-Districts teams, and stakeholders organized a workshop, November 07, 2013, in Ratanakiri province drafting a comprehensive annual operational plan (AOP-2014).  Thirty-three participants from National Malaria Control Program and Provincial Health Departments, operational districts,hospital andselected health centers of Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri and SteungTrengwere invited and actively participated in the workshop.  In…