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…

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

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Media Note: Lower Mekong Initiative and Friends of the Lower Mekong Senior Officials Meetings in Brunei Darussalam

Senior officials from the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) member states met in separate meetings May 23 in Bandar Seri Begawan on the margins of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Senior Officials Meeting (ARF SOM). The members of LMI are Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam,…

USAID-Supported Workshop Strengthens Regional Capacity for Early Detection and Control of Key Infectious Disease Threats

The IDENTIFY project of USAID's global Emerging Pandemic Threats program (EPT) is hosting a regional veterinary laboratory and field epidemiology linking workshop in Bangkok on May 21-30, 2013.  Led by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, with technical support from the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, the workshop is convening veterinary epidemiologists and their laboratory counterparts from eight ASEAN member states and from China to improve mutual understanding of…

LMI Workshop Strengthens Regional Capacity for Early Detection and Control of Key Infectious Disease Threats

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NEWS: The President’s Malaria Initiative and the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) celebrate World Malaria Day in Tak Province, Thailand.

On May 17, Thailand Ministry of Public Health's Bureau of Vector Borne Diseases brought together students and community members throughout the province to participate in events that raised awareness of malaria along the Thai-Burma border. In the village of Tha Song Yang, National, State and District disease control officials from the Government of Burma gathered…

Joint Statement: LOWER MEKONG INITIATIVE FOURTH REGIONAL WORKING GROUP MEETING — Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (April 25-26, 2013)

On 25-26 April, 2013, senior representatives of the Lower Mekong Basin countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and the United States gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, for the Fourth Regional Working Group Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI).  Members of the six delegations reviewed progress on the LMI…

NEWS: US-ASEAN to Enhance Partnership, Discuss Regional Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. - The US and the 10-members of the Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) discussed a wide range of pressing regional issues during its just concluded annual dialogue here, a joint statement said.Noting that the annual dialogue is a reflection of the strong and enduring relationship between ASEAN and the US, the…

NEWS: Vietnam Joins ASEAN-US Dialogue

WASHINGTON D.C. - A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh attended the 26th ASEAN-US Dialogue in Washington on May 2-3, which focused on orientations and measures to promote the two sides’ cooperation.At the meeting, the two sides highly valued positive progress of the bilateral cooperation in different areas such as politics-security, economics,…

NEWS: U.S. and Vietnam Cooperate in Promoting Lower Mekong Initiative

 (VOV) -Vietnam and the U.S. are set to promote the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) at a seminar jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy and the U.S. Department of State in Washington on May 1.In his speech, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Vinh highlighted LMI contributions to boosting the relations between the U.S.…