On September 17th, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar, the Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the National Health Laboratory, and the national Health authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement for the implementation of the project entitled “The threat of infectious encephalitis in Southeast Asia: Capacity building for a better diagnosis of infectious encephalitis in the Republic of Union of Myanmar”.
This project, supported by the Total Foundation, is carried out within the framework of the SEAe program (“SouthEast Asia encephalitis”), a current interorganizational and multidisciplinary major initiative involving five Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia) and France under the aegis of AVIESAN (the French Life Sciences and Healthcare Alliance). These major actors have decided to joint their efforts to address some of the most important public health and research issues currently raised by infectious encephalitis in Southeast Asia.
The project in Myanmar aims to strengthen the national capacities for clinical and microbiological diagnostic and surveillance of acute encephalitis syndrome, which is among the most frequent and severe causes of pediatric hospitalization in Asia.
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