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International Organization for Migration, Lao PDR, and US Work to Improve Disaster Preparedness
June 30, 2015

VIENTIANE - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Lao PDR, supported by the US government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Monday to officially commence a project to strengthen the capacity of Lao government officials to be able to manage humanitarian emergencies.

The project will focus on developing a National Disaster Management Training Framework for government officials working in relevant sectors. The project will work not only at central level, but will train officials in all provinces in the complete disaster management cycle from prevention to recovery.

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the project intends to create an online database that will include all current, previous and future disaster trainings. This will make trainings more accessible for government officials from the district to central level in various ministries.

The project also plans to train officials from relevant ministries in a baseline disaster management course in order to ensure comprehensive understanding.

May 1, 2015

Advances in science have made it possible to end the AIDS epidemic by increasing access to HIV testing and antiretroviral medications among individuals facing the greatest risk of infection. In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, the greatest proportion of new HIV infections each year occur among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, yet the number of people in these populations accessing HIV services remains very low. With funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) works to control the epidemic by using better methods to reach, test, treat and retain in clinical services for MSM and transgender women.

April 30, 2015

Advances in science have made it possible to end the AIDS epidemic by increasing access to HIV testing and antiretroviral medications among individuals facing the greatest risk of infection. In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, the greatest proportion of new HIV infections each year occur among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, yet the number of people in these populations accessing HIV services remains very low. With funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) works to control the epidemic by using better methods to reach, test, treat and retain in clinical services for MSM and transgender women.

April 29, 2015
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Resident-Hire U.S Citizen Personal Services Contractor (USPSC) – Regional Agriculture Specialist, USAID/RDMA
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’affaires W. Patrick Murphy, center, presents USAID Special Award to team Len for its innovate app to provi
April 29, 2015

Today, tech savvy Thai university students with an innovative mobile solution to help fish farmers monitor key data have won this year’s Students with Solutions prize awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in the World Citizen Competition of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Thailand.

April 23, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and partners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide quality case management and prevention of malaria, strengthen surveillance, monitor control efforts and conduct operational research. USAID’s Control and Prevention of Malaria project in Burma, Cambodia and Thailand provides training for local community workers and health staff to effectively diagnose, treat and follow up on patients. The five-year program focuses on curbing multi-drug resistant malaria and improving access to early diagnosis and treatment for those who are most at risk for the disease, particularly migrant workers and other vulnerable populations.

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Last updated: June 30, 2015

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