Capacity Building in Response to Pandemic Influenza Threats: Lao PDR Case Study

Title
Capacity Building in Response to Pandemic Influenza Threats: Lao PDR Case Study
Authors
Phommasack, B; Moen, A; Vongphrachanh, P; Tsuyuoka, R; Cox, N; Khamphaphongphanh, B; Phonekeo, D; Kasai, T; Ketmayoon, P; Lewis, H; Kounnavong, B; Khanthamaly, V; Corwin, A
Issue Date
2012
Publisher
AM J TROP MED HYG
Citation
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.;DEC;2012;87;6
Abstract
The Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) committed to pandemic detection and response preparations when faced with the threat of avian influenza. Since 2006, the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology of Lao PDR has developed credible laboratory, surveillance, and epidemiological (human) capacity and as a result was designated a World Health Organization National Influenza Center in 2010. The Lao PDR experience in building influenza capacities provides a case study of the considerable crossover effect of such investments to augment the capacity to combat emerging and re-emerging diseases other than influenza.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2523
ISSN
0002-9637
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