Updated: Feb 11, 2021
At the crossroads between South and Southeast Asia paired with its developing status as a nation, Myanmar is a hotspot for zoonotic disease emergence. Multiple avian influenza outbreaks since 2009 have underscored this concern, which has prompted the creation of a national One Health program involving members from the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI). PREDICT created the first major One Health surveillance framework in Myanmar. Through coordinated surveillance of people and wildlife at high-risk disease transmission interfaces, PREDICT worked across Myanmar’s community, university, and government sectors to strengthen mechanisms to detect and respond to zoonotic disease threats and build capacity in both the field and laboratory for the next generation of Myanmar’s One Health workforce.
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