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CBRN-COE
Project

PROJECT 027: Bio-risk management

Context

To support the country's development of laboratory core capacity for disease detection, the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) conducted a mapping exercise and assessment of the public health laboratory system in Thailand between November and December 2010.
The recommendations following the assessment indicated areas for further development to meet the mandate of IHR and one of these areas was laboratory biosafety and biosecurity (biorisk management). To respond to this perceived need, WHO in conjunction with the MoPH will implement this project to improve awareness of the importance of biorisk management through the development of training materials and implement a training programme for laboratory staff at subnational level.

Objectives

1. To introduce bio-risk management to laboratory network under the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

2. To enhance bio-risk mitigation and enforce across the Lao PDR bio-safety and bio-security policy through the development of laboratory capacity building, the provision of training and support to laboratories.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

Participants

Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance) (AFETI)

Address
France
Website
https://www.expertisefrance.fr/

This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.