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U.S. Health Partnerships in the Mekong

Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 -
09:00 to 15:45

      

Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

8:00am to 2:45pm (EST)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

On November 12, 2013, the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies will host a day-long conference focused on U.S. Health Partnerships in the Mekong. The conference will feature senior Obama administration leaders on evolving US health engagement in the Mekong, as well as senior officials and experts from the region.

Specific attention will be given to how the United States and international partners can best collaborate with Mekong countries as they develop their capacities to monitor, identify, and respond to critical disease threats in the region. Priority attention will be given to health security, including artemisinin resistant malaria and emerging infectious diseases. The conference will be held in CSIS' beautiful new building at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

The conference builds on a CSIS task force which in late July published the report, “A Greater Mekong Health Security Partnership,” which made the case for strengthening ties with Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos to manage pandemic threats, control resistant malaria, and improve maternal and child health.

Additionally, this conference marks the occasion for the release of an analysis of the health situation in Myanmar, in the context of its promising but turbulent transition and based on a recent visit to the country by a CSIS delegation.

A formal agenda is forthcoming. To ensure a seat at the conference, please register now. This event will also be webcast live at www.SmartGlobalHealth.org/Live.

Sincerely,

J. Stephen Morrison Ernest Z. Bower
Senior Vice President; Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies
Director, Global Health Policy Center Center for Strategic and International Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies

http://smartglobalhealth.org/page/s/us-health-partnerships-in-the-mekong

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