On March 12th, 2013, the Institut Pasteur and the « Agence Française de Développement » (AFD) signed an agreement to assess the risk of emerging infectious diseases associated with ecosystem changes related to economic development in Southeast Asia.
This signature was organized at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia in Phnom Penh in presence of Prof. Alice Dautry, President of the Institut Pasteur, Mr Dov Zerah, President of AFD and His Excellency Serge Mostura, Ambassador of France.
The project ECOMORE (ECOnomic development, ecosystem MOdifications, and emerging infectious diseases Risk Evaluation) aims to support 4 countries in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar). It relies on a strong partnership between the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, in Laos, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi, Vietnam and the health authorities of these different countries. This project will also develop a new area of cooperation with the public health authorities of Myanmar.