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Infectious Disease Detection Capabilities of Southeast Asian Countries: A Landscape Analysis of Surveillance Systems and Stakeholders

Southeast Asia is a hot spot for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and, in part due to rapid economic growth, increased trade, urbanization, mobile populations, and health impacts of cli­mate change, it is a region that faces high health security risk region.

This report was commissioned by the Temasek Foundation to study the landscape of infectious disease detection capabilities and the stakeholders supporting the development of these capabilities in six Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The types of detection activities examined in this report include those that support surveillance and early warning systems, laboratory systems, reporting systems, human resources, physical infrastructure, regulatory infrastructure, and supply chains.