Cam­bo­dia and Thai­land step up health co­op­er­a­tion

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

The Cam­bo­dian and Thai Health Min­istries have signed an agree­ment to strengthen co­op­er­a­tion in the health sec­tor, in­clud­ing their fight against com­mu­ni­ca­ble diseases in bor­der prov­inces. A joint state­ment high­lighted that the agree­ment cov­ered mon­i­tor­ing, pro­tec­tion and con­trol of diseases in bor­der ar­eas, the elim­i­na­tion of malaria, strength­en­ing hu­man re­sources and in­creased man­age­ment of in­fec­tious diseases in or­der to im­prove ex­ist­ing dis­ease trans­mis­sion sys­tems. Be­tween 2017 and 2019, top pri­or­i­ties for both sides in­clude the erad­i­ca­tion of malaria along the bor­der and a pub­lic health emer­gency re­sponse pro­gramme. The two coun­tries have also agreed to pro­mote the im­ple­men­ta­tion of an ac­tion plan over the next three years. Since the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries be­gan, cases of malaria and other com­mu­ni­ca­ble diseases have dras­ti­cally de­creased in the prov­ince and Thai­land’s Trat prov­ince.

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