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January 22, 2021

Led by Winrock International, and supported by the corporate sustainability and global development consultancy Resonance, the USAID Asia Counter-Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) and the USAID Thailand Counter-Trafficking in Persons (USAID Thailand CTIP) programs are driving positive change in the oft-maligned Thai seafood and fishing industry by partnering with Mars Petcare to support sustainable and ethical practices. The partnership is piloting a communication technology to improve connectivity and safety for fishers while at sea, establishing an effective response protocol for the industry, and promoting industry adoption of ethical recruitment practices. 

December 1, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) launched the two-year, $1.9 million Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) project to improve the management of marine biodiversity and fisheries resources in the Southeast Asia and Pacific regions. 

U.S., Thailand Launch New Tool to Improve Air Quality Monitoring
November 24, 2020

The United States and Thailand launched the new Mekong Air Quality Explorer Tool to support Thailand’s efforts to address air pollution challenges. The new state-of-the-art, publicly available tool uses satellite and advanced computer models to provide  more accurate forecasting of air pollution up to three days out. 

November 20, 2020

Health has improved in most countries in Asia over the last several decades.  However, public health threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic underscore critical remaining gaps in the insufficient and overstretched health systems, compromising their ability to respond effectively and rapidly. 

November 20, 2020

The Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) activity supports the Thai and Laotian Ministries of Health and malaria partners in the procurement, supply chain management, and monitoring and reporting of malaria commodities, such as long-lasting insecticide treated nets, artemisinin-based combination therapies, and malaria rapid diagnostic tests.  Through this program, USAID enables Thailand and Laos to become more self-reliant in managing malaria commodities through domestic resources, and to achieve their goals of eliminating malaria by 2024 and 2030, respectively. 

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Last updated: January 22, 2021

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