On March 12th, 2013, the Institut Pasteur and the « Agence Française de Développement » (AFD) signed a funding agreement to support the implementation of the ECOMORE project (ECOnomic development, ecosystem MOdifications, and emerging infectious diseases Risk Evaluation), which aims to evaluate the emerging infectious diseases risk related to economic development and ecosystem modifications.
This signature was organized at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia in Phnom Penh in presence of Pr Alice DAUTRY, President of the Institut Pasteur, Mr Dov ZERAH, Director General of AFD and His Excellency Mr Serge MOSTURA, Ambassador of France.
The ECOMORE project aims in 4 countries belonging to the SouthEast Asian region (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar) to guide their initiatives in terms of economic development, in contributing to measure and minimize the health risks for local population associated to these initiatives.
The ECOMORE Project funded by AFD for 3 years and coordinated by Institut Pasteur, relies on the strong regional presence of RIIP in Southeast Asia, with the involvement of: Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Institut Pasteur in Laos and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi (Vietnam).
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