NEWS: Cambodia to Host 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting

Cambodia will host the 5th meeting of regional working group of Lower Mekong Initiative to be held from 6-7 Nov in Siem Reap province, the media release said.The meeting will focus on agriculture, food safety, education, energy safety, and environment and water resource and health issues and other related issues.The meeting will be chaired by Mr.…

Lower Mekong Initiative Plan of Action

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Promoting Quality of Medicines Program’s Technical Assistance Supports ASEAN Regional Harmonization Strategy

With the financial support from USAID/Philippines, USAID/Indonesia, and the Presidential Malaria Initiative through USAID/RDMA, the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program conducted two successful training workshops in conjunction with the ASEAN Pharmaceutical Product Working Group  for the medicines regulatory agencies of ASEAN member states.In September more than 35 inspectors from ASEAN member states—Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia,…

CAP-Malaria Highlight from Myanmar

Children in Rakhine State, Myanmar absorb BCC educational materials as they learn proper net usage during a Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) distribution campaign.  Photo: CAP-MalariaRelated Website: Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria)Source: Health Matters Newsletter RDMA/Office of Public Health 

What Some Fish, Oil, and a Little Rice Can Do: Working with Pyi Gyi Khin

One of Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB)’s most effective local implementing agencies, Pyi Gyi Khin (PGK), is a Burmese NGO that was founded by a mother and daughter team in 1997 with the goal to empower vulnerable women and children.  The organization advocates for marginalized populations, including children and orphans, female sex workers, people…

CAP-Malaria Cross Border Activity in Thailand

Cambodian migrant workers who cross the border to work in Thailand mostly live on farms, in close proximation with malaria vectors.   Malaria screening among migrant workers is an important activity for reducing the malaria parasite population.   The picture shows the activity of a border malaria post and malaria clinic, where staff perform the…

CAP-Malaria Meeting in Western Myanmar

In the Rakhine Region, Toungup (Taung Goke) Township, Moe Shwe Gone Village, the Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) team organized a meeting to introduce CAP-Malaria project to the target population, by providing health education and demonstrating the right way to use long lasting insecticide treated bed nets.Related Website: Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria)Source: Health Matters Newsletter RDMA/Office…

Radio Show in Cambodia’s Malaria Zone

The Control and Prevention of Malaria Project collaborates with Media One, a local media organization, to implement a package of radio call-in show activities.  A Village Fairs activity is organized at public places in malaria endemic areas.  This interactive activity provides an entertaining and educational opportunity for participants to listen and then respond to the…

LMI Monthly News Feed – September 2013

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Regional Malaria Coordination Promotes Innovation in Cambodia

The Control and Prevention of Malaria Project convened a cross-border collaboration meeting for malaria on September 18-19, 2013, in Battambang, Cambodia.  The purposes of meeting were for creating consensus among Thai, Burmese and Cambodian malaria officials and partners on strategic approaches for cross-border collaboration, including; the review of planned interventions among vulnerable populations, especially highly…

Promoting Malaria Awareness in Myanmar Communities

Recently, Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) Program began implementation of activities in the Rakhine State, in south-west Myanmar.  In July, the CAP-Malaria team trained 52 Village Malaria Workers (VMWs) on early diagnosis, treatment and malaria health education. These VMWs will play a central role in detecting early stage malaria cases and promoting malaria awareness within…

CAP-Malaria Program Trains Monks and Grandmothers on Malaria Education in Cambodia

The advice of monks and grandmothers is highly respected by Cambodians.  Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria)'s target group interview results demonstrate that face to face education through monks and grandmothers will contribute to the project's Behavior Change Communication objectives.  In July 2013, CAP-Malaria in collaboration with the Tasanh Health Center conducted one of many…