ECOMORE 2 Project
- 5 partner countries: the Philippines will join Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to implement ECOMORE II project
- Public Health oriented: all partners have identified a priority public health concern in line with the country health strategy before designing the study
- Regional and transversal: all partners will work on correlated topics to stimulate a regional close collaboration
- Knowledge Translation and sustainability: the KT initiated at the design stage of the project will be developed along project implementation to ensure integrating recommendations in Health Policies
- Networking and scientific collaborations: to develop experience and knowledge sharing with other similar projects implemented in the region and to gain visibility and interest from policy makers
- Common topic: water-borne and vector borne diseases related to change in land use and with extreme climatic events
- Climate change: this transversal study will be implemented in the 5 partner countries to provide technical assistance for the formulation of risk and possible adaptation measures.
Link to the project website: ECOMORE 2
ECOMORE 2 in Cambodia
Can the integrated vector control in schools mitigate the epidemic peaks and absenteeism and help to reduce overcrowding in hospitals during the epidemic season of dengue?
Schools, especially those in peri-urban areas with high density of population are certainly hot spots for transmission of dengue among children, knowing that these children contaminated at school will be a source of horizontal transmission of the virus at home and for the neighborhood. Targeting preferential areas for transmission, to organize an integrated vector control during the dengue season should be more cost effective in comparison of dispersal interventions in area after confirmation of dengue cases.