Signing of an agreement with Myanmar within the framework of the ECOMORE project


The Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the National Health Laboratory (based in Yangon), and the national Health authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a first Technical Collaborative Agreement within the framework of the ECOMORE project (“ECOnomic Development, ECOsystem MOdifications, & Emerging Infectious Diseases Risk Evaluation”). This ambitious project, supported by the AFD, aims in Myanmar to strengthen the national capacities for diagnostic and surveillance of severe respiratory infectious diseases, mainly affecting children.

The signature of this agreement was held on January 20th, 2014 in Yangon in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of France in Myanmar, the General Secretary of the Institut Pasteur International Network, the representative of AFD, the Director of the National Health Laboratory, the Director of the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, and their respective teams involved in the project. 

This ceremony was also the opportunity to organize a first meeting of detailed information on the project to be implemented in Myanmar with all the national stakeholders as well as a global presentation of the other topics to be dealt within the project by the other participating countries.

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