Friday, 26 January 2018 UP Famnit supports Thai institutions in the field of vector borne diseases
UP FAMNIT, together with lead partner from France (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI) and universities from Portugal (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) and Thailand (Mahidol University, Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University), obtained project support under the programme Erasmus+ Capacity Building for the project Life for SEA-ED. Under Capacity Building projects European institutions support partners from other parts of the world in their efforts to establish modern study programmes and knowledge in relevant study fields.
The objective of the Life for SEA-ED project is to improve the knowledge (what) and skills (how) of teachers and trainers for their work with students at partner Thai universities in the following fields:
- Applied Medical Entomology,
- Parasitic and Viral Diseases borne by vectors, such as ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies,
- Ecology and Environment,
- Data Management and Analysis,
The potential emerging pathogens is a reality in Southeast Asia. Since a vector borne parasitic or viral disease is concerned, its investigation requires various expertises as well as an efficient organisation to articulate those expertises in a rational procedure. The long term impact would be to improve knowledge and skills of experts for a more efficient and, faster coordinated investigation.
This is already the second Capacity Building project UP FAMNIT is involved in. When education is concerned, we are already involved with institutions from Central Asia under the project ECCUM.