SEALAB in Myanmar again on track


September 15, 2021
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SEALAB in Myanmar again on track

SEALAB’s activities in Myanmar are resuming after being temporarily suspended as the national health system was impacted by the recent political and social changes, while continuing to  fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

In this context, the SEALAB project’s mission has shown its relevance in supporting the country’s health system. As a result, the Australian government confirmed its commitment to help the local population. The project has been redefined to adapt to the complex situation and meet the needs of the country. An amended work-plan has been validated by DFAT for Myanmar, stressing the need for mapping the activities of operational laboratories and setting up an interactive knowledge platform to provide information and training to perform lab testing.

The two main components of the project which is being conducted as a pilot phase until the end of 2021 include:

  • Training courses that will be available as e-learning modules on the Mérieux Foundation Moodle platform, specifically developed for Myanmar, developed according to the needs expressed by the project members during an earlier forum and will be expanded by the end of 2021.
  • Using Epicollect5 for the mapping of private medical laboratories and to display information on actual services which provide updated data for health professionals.

The SEALAB team of the Mérieux Foundation in Myanmar is now fully operational and highly motivated!

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