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November 18, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis project is a five year effort, which runs from October, 2011 to October, 2016, to reduce the incidence and mortality of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Burma, China and Thailand.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a form of tuberculosis resistant to two or more of the primary TB drugs, is an issue of growing public health concern because treatment takes at least 20 months with medicines that are more costly, less effective and poorly tolerated by patients. Diagnosis alone often requires several months, during which time a patient may spread their infection to others.

October 9, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.

October 8, 2014
The Mobiles for Development in Asia Award seeks to identify and highlight mobile services, apps, and other innovative uses of mobile technologies. Specifically, the purpose is to recognize Asia-based institutions and their M4D work that have the potential to impact development outcomes in climate change, food security, health, governance, biodiversity, and fisheries. While applications from any country in Asia are welcome emphasis will be placed on organizations and applications with deployments in Southeast Asia.
 
NASA’s Global Precipitation   Measurement satellite enhances  understanding of the earth’s water  and energy cycles.
October 6, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced a five-year project that will promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change. 

September 24, 2014

USAID, together with USAID's Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project is hosting a two-day Mobiles for Development Forum in Bangkok, Thailand on January 20 and 21, 2015.

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates examines app to help address wildlife trafficking.
September 17, 2014

BANGKOK, September 17, 2014 – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freeland today launched WildScan, a new endangered species identification and response mobile application for law enforcement to use in combatting the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. 

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