Cambodia

LSHTM staff based in Cambodia
Dr Philippe Guyant, Research Fellow, Project Manager                                      Harriet Lawford, Research Fellow                                                                                                LSHTM staff with research projects in Cambodia
RichardProfessor Richard Coker, Head of CDPRG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        James
Dr James Rudge, Lecturer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MK picDr. Mishal Khan, Lecturer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shunmay
Dr Shunmay Yeung, Clinical Senior Lecturer , Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (based in London)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr Marco LiveraniMarco Lecturer
Research Projects in Cambodia                     Current projects:                      ♦ Determination of the association between livestock systems and influenza prevalence and diversity in swine, Cambodia (PigFluCam) ♦                      Pandemic influenza A viruses cause significant mortality and morbidity in humans and are initiated by animal viruses adapting to sustained transmission in humans. Previous work suggests that influenza pandemics evolve undetected in hosts such as swine for several years before they are first detected in humans, and the role of swine in the 2009-H1N1 pandemic is well known. However, research and surveillance of influenza in pigs has thus far been limited, particularly in emerging livestock systems of low and middle income countries. read more                     LSHTM Principal Investigators:         James Rudge, Richard Coker                           Email: James.Rudge@lshtm.ac.uk                                                                                                              Past Projects:                                                   ♦ The AsiaFluCap Project ♦                     Operational planning to implement strategic pandemic influenza plans remains a major challenge. This project will help ensure resources are deployed effectively and efficiently in countries in Asia in the event of a pandemic. To date, an important challenge has been that there is no universally accepted, organised method for evaluating preparedness… read more                                Head of the project: Richard Coker Contact the AsiaFluCap project here                                                                                                   ♦ Developing evidence-based investment options in support of pandemic preparedness policy in Cambodia (CamFlu) ♦                                                   Cambodia experienced an outbreak of H1N1 in 2009 and still has a significant number of H5N1 in the poultry. This highlights the need to identify strategies for improving the health systems capacity to respond to a pandemic threat effectively. Currently, the key areas for the control of pandemic influenza in Cambodia are cited as training measures both for health professionals and the public, surveillance, investigation and response, case management and infection control, laboratory support and pandemic preparedness planning… read more                                                                     Project Leader: Tom Drake                    Contact the CamFlu project here                                                                                                           ♦ AVEX Registry                                           Human Avian Influenza represents a major concern for public health globally. It is believed to have the potential to lead to a global flu outbreak that could lead to many thousands of deaths similar to historical influenza pandemics. In order to establish a first-line scientific and medical response to this threat, a global patient registry has been developed to assist health care professionals and governments to respond based on accurate and current information. The first phase of this registry was launched in several key countries to verify its scope, applicability, reporting, and efficiency… read more                                    Project Leader: Dr Marco Liverani               Contact the AVEX registry project here

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