To improve the Mekong Basin Region’s¬†ability to track and respond to outbreaks, we helped launch tools such as a free to the public hotline for disease reporting.

Supported By:


Skoll Global Threats Fund

Partners:


Ministries of Health in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, & Myanmar

Period:


2015 – 2019

Location:


Countries: Cambodia & Mekong Basin Region

SUMMARY


Countries within the Mekong Basin region face serious health challenges with the convergence of factors such as the emergence of new infectious agents, increased globalization, climate change and growing urbanization. To effectively respond to these challenges and prevent the spread of communicable diseases, InSTEDD iLab SEA has been working work closely with the Ministries of Health (MoHs) of Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia, as part of this project, to refine and pilot four of the digital disease detection solutions that were identified through the EpiHacks. While developing these solutions, the iLab will expand its existing tool functionalities and innovate new tools, which will further contribute to the strengthening of digital disease detection and participatory surveillance as they become available open source.