The U. S. Department of State's Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for an environmental award of up to 246,850 to support a local and regional small-scale public health project in the Lower Mekong countries of Southeast Asia.
Under the Lower Mekong Initiative
(LMI) EAP and the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) work together to improve human health thereby promoting economic growth throughout the region.
Guided by the specific objectives from the LMI 2016-2020 Master Plan of Action, this project seeks to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) through the development of National AMR Resistance Action Plans.
In addition to demonstrating expert knowledge of health challenges, existing programs, and topics related to AMR in the Lower Mekong Region, project applications should address three or more of the following environmental areas of focus:
• National AMR programs • Antimicrobial resistance • Public Health:
infectious diseases and/or Antimicrobial resistance • Sustainable economic development • Adaptation to changing public health conditions, e.g., endemic and epidemic pathogens • Supporting the One Health Initiative by improving the understanding of disease ecology and the connectedness between human health and the larger ecosystem, strengthening surveillance systems, and bolstering national communication across animal, human, and environmental health sectors.
• Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) • World Health Organization's Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance • WHO's International Health Regulations.
• Risk management • Evidence-based policy development • Development of new technology for application to environmental health issues Proposed project activities may take place only in following countries:
Burma; Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; or Vietnam.