Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, NAMRU-2 [open pdf - 356KB]
"Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose international security threats because of their potential to inflict harm upon humans, crops, livestock, health infrastructure, and economies. The following questions stimulated the research described in this report: What infrastructure is necessary to enable EID surveillance in developing countries? What are the cultural, political, and economic challenges that are faced? And are there generalizations that may be made to inform engagement with developing countries and support EID surveillance infrastructure? Using the U.S. Naval Area Medical Research Unit No. 2 (NAMRU-2) as a common denominator, this paper compares barriers to EID surveillance in Cambodia and Indonesia and presents key factors-- uncovered through extensive interviews--that constrain disease surveillance systems.
ASCO/PASCC Archives via NPS Center on Contemporary Conflict