Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance eNewsletter 12/2018

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
30 November 2018

MBDS has updated regular MBDS XB exchange report from actvie MBDS cross border (XB) sites, MBDS XB Presentation with analysed data and MBDS XB compiled data in MBDS website.

The report describes the total number of cases and death from MBDS prioritized exchange report. Data in the report are from all MBDS actvie XB sites and are categorized by 24 hrs, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.

The MBDS XB presentation shows the analyzed data from MBDS XB active sites with prioritized disease and member countries exchanged data analysis are seem in the presentation.

MBDS has also compiled all XB information shared data of prioritized diseases from MBDS XB active sites.

The MBDS XB exchange reports, analyzed presentation and compiled data are uploaded in this link.


MBDS Activities


“MBDS Executive Board meeting to handover the MBDS chairmanship from Cambodia to China” was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 30 Nov 2018, organized by Ministry of Health, Cambodia. Executive Board and representativesfrom Cambodia, China, Lao P.D.R, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and MBDS Secretariat participated in the meeting.

Executive Board and representatives from Cambodia, China, Lao P.D.R, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and MBDS Secretariat



MBDS Regional Activities


Dr. Ekkachai Kumlue,MedicalDoctor, Expert Level(PreventiveMedicine) andOfficials of Chiang Rai ProvincialHealthOffice has attend “The meeting on Cross-border and Public Health between Thailand – Myanmar for awareness-raising and preparednessfor emerging infectious diseases along the Thailand – Myanmar border” in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand on 29 Nov 2018. | Reported by Mr. Narin Suriyon, MBDS XB Coordinator from Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.


Dr. Than Tun Aung, Deputy Director General (MBDS Executive Board, Myanmar) had opening remarksin the “Finalization Workshop on CostedNationalAction Plan forHealth Security (NAPHS)”whichwas held inNay Pyi Taw,Myanmar on 30 - 31 Oct 2018. | Reported by MOHS, Myanmar


Ministry of Health, Lao P.D.R conducted the “9th Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Bi-Regional TEPHINET Scientific Conference Investing in Field Epidemiology Training Programs in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals” on 5 – 9 Nov 2018 in Vientiane Capital, Laos. | Reported by MOH, Laos


Surveillance and Rapid Response Team (SRRT) of Mukdahan Province got award the effective surveillance network from Ministry of PublicHealth and Epidemiology Association of Thailand in the “EpidemiologyNetworkWorkshop in district and provincial levelsthroughoutthe country” on 6 – 8Nov 2018 at Chon Buri Province, Thailand. | Reported by Mrs. Punchawee Sukbut, MBDS XB Coordinator from Mukdahan Province, Thailand.


Assoc. Prof. Heng Sopheab, Deputy Director of National Institute of Public Health from Cambodia and Assoc. Prof. Nguyen DangVung,MBDS FoundationBoard&CountryCoordinatorfromVietnamhas attendedthe “SEAOHUN2018International Conference One Health Academic Challenges: Preparing Today’s Workforce to Combat Tomorrow’s Infectious Diseases” in Hanoi, Vietnam on 12 – 15 Nov 2018 . | Reported by Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Dang Vung, MBDS Foundation Board & Country Coordinator from Vietnam.


Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister, Dr. Than Tun Aung, Deputy Director General (MBDS Executive Board, Myanmar), Prof. Dr. Htay Htay Tin, Deputy Director General (Laboratory) and Officials Health and Sports attended the annual global antibiotic resistance awareness week (World Antibiotics Awareness Week) in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 Nov 2018. | Reported by MOHS, Myanmar


Bokaeo Health Department, Laos conducted the meeting on “Public Health Collaboration in Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases, Information exchange and planning cooperation between Chiang Rai Province (Thailand) – Bokaeo Province (Laos) on 20Nov 2018 in Bokaeo Province. | Reported by Mr.Narin Suriyon, MBDS XB CoordinatorfromChiang Rai Province, Thailand.


Mukdahan Provincial Health Office, Thailand conducted the meeting on “A review of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Flow Chart and Referral to the patient for International Emerging Infectious Diseases between Mukdahan Province (Thailand) – Savannakhet Province (Laos)” on 20 – 21 Nov 2018 in Mukdahan Province. | Reported by Mrs. Punchawee Sukbut, MBDS XB Coordinator from Mukdahan Province, Thailand.


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MBDS eNewsletter 12/2018