• Progress by Outputs

The physical progress includes achievement in this quarter is increased to 16.20% compares with 20% of the project elapse period (Counted from the date of receipt the advance deposit).

-        Regional cooperation and CDC in border areas improved

In Q1-2018, Cambodia team has attended 1 regional events organized by ADB. Dr. Lo Veasnakiry project coordinator, country focal person of GMS working group on health cooperation attended 6th GMS submit in Hanoi, Vietnam from 29-31 March 2018 by using funding support from GMS health security project.

In Q2-2018, Cambodia attended 4 regional events organized by ADB and Myanmar in Q2-2018. (1) Dr. Lo Veasnakiry, Project Coordinator participate GMS Health Cooperation Writeshop organized by ADB on 23-25 April 2018 in Bangkok, (2) Project Manager meeting was organized on 10-11 May 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar with 5 participants (F:1) from Cambodia, (3) 4 delegates (F:2) joint regional workshop on laboratory on laboratory services and infection prevention control organized by ADB on 4-5 June in Mandalay, Myanmar, and (4) On 12-13 June 2018, 9 participants (F:2) attended Joint Simulation Exercise and cross border information sharing workshop which organized by ADB in Siem Reap province.

Cambodia agreed to prepare ToR for Regional Steering Committee based on lessons learnt from previous project (GMS CDC2) to be circulated for comments from LMV countries and ADB in Q3.

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Summary of Workshop Findings and Action Points

Purpose of Summary
The workshop facilitated crucial and engaging outputs with respect to laboratory quality and biosafety at regional and national levels. It is important to ensure that these insights and action points are not forgotten and left buried in the workshop report. In order to facilitate meaningful action this summary synopsis provides a clear and concise overview of the key outputs: common challenges, recommended action points, and follow up activities. It is intended as a piece of knowledge sharing material and is a partner piece to the report.

Workshop Overview

Event: Greater Mekong Subregion Health Security Project Workshop
Focus: Regional Workshop on Laboratory Quality and Bio-Safety (RWLQB)
Date: Tuesday 14th – Wednesday 15th August 2018
Location: Angkor Paradise, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Attendance: The workshop was attended by delegates and health care directors representing Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar, alongside representatives from healthcare and development bodies including ADB, WHO, IPC and USCDC.
Remit: Working to the principles of the Health Security project, the overall objective was to improve the quality and bio-safety of laboratory services in the GMS region. In particular at district and provincial health levels to bolster service capacity for diagnosis, response, and treatment of infectious diseases and other public health threats.
Specific Objectives:
1) Networking and sharing information on laboratory quality, biosafety and
bio risk management in the region.
2) Identity and assess the priority biosafety gaps and challenges in the
countries (shared assessment findings).
3) Promote animal and human health interface in biosafety and health
security measures.
4) Identify key activities and strategies to promote biosafety and quality
laboratory services.

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This paper details the proceedings, outputs and action plan points from the Regional Workshop on Laboratory Quality and Bio-Safety (RWLQB), 2018. The workshop aimed to provide an opportunity for knowledge sharing and coworking between members of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Health Security Project (HS). The workshop was attended by delegates and health care directors representing Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar, alongside representatives from healthcare and development bodies including ADB, WHO, IPC, USCDC, and OIE attended the event at Angkor Paradise in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 14th – 15th August 2018. Download

  • Progress by Outputs

The physical progress includes achievement in this quarter is increased to 11.60% compares with 15% of the project elapse period (Counted from the date of receipt the advance deposit).

-        Regional cooperation and CDC in border areas improved

Cambodia team has attended 1 regional events organized by ADB. Dr. Lo Veasnakiry project coordinator, country focal person of GMS working group on health cooperation attended 6th GMS submit in Hanoi, Vietnam from 29-31 March 2018 by using funding support from GMS health security project.

Project Management Unit conducted 2 dissemination workshops during quarter 1 of 2018. The objectives of these two workshop are to share with local authorities and development partners on the project implementation plan and mechanism of local authorities and partners to support in rolling out the project. The first workshop was organized in Battambang province on 12th February 2018 with participants from 7 provinces (Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri) in total participant 92 (Female: 15). The second workshop was organized in Kep province on 2nd March 2018 with participants from 6 provinces (Kampot, Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng,Tbong Khmum and Kratie) in total participant 90 (Female: 18).

On 5-6 March 2018, Project Management Unit conducted Financial Management Procedure and Planning workshop in Phnom Penh with total participant 84 (Female: 18). The objectives of the workshop are (i) to introduce new financial management procedures for implementing GMS Health Security Project; (ii) to discuss on key activities to be implemented for achieving project indicators in 2018; (iii) to revise annual operational plan (AOP) for 2018.

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Project Initial Deposit
The loan agreement was sign on 14 December 2016 and the project effective was on 24-January 2017. The Project Advance Account and Counterpart Fund Account were established on 24 May 2017 and 15 June 2017 respectively. ADB made an initial deposit with the amount of US$ 1,500,000 on 20 July 2017 and Government made deposit with the amount of US$ 100,000 in November 2017.
Cumulative EA expenditures
The project has received initial advance US$ 1.5 million from ADB on 20 July 2017. The annual operation plan 2017-2018 was approved in September 2017; in which, amount US$ 19,446.74 has been expended as at 31 December 2017. The project received approval on DSA and operating costs from ADB on 2 October 2017 and expect to get approval from MEF in January 2018. Based on the approved rates, the project will fully implement the activities from February 2018.
Contract Awards and commitments as at quarter ended 31 December 2017 indicates US$ 0.11 million, equivalent 36%, compare to projected amount US$ 0.3million. Disbursement as at 31 December 2017 shows US$1.5 million and 0.01 million, equivalent to 100% and 100% of current year projection for Asian Development Bank and Royal Government of Cambodia, respectively.
Progress by Outputs
The overall physical progress from June to December 2017 is 7.7% compare with 10% of the project elapse period (Counted from the date of receipt the advance deposit).

-Regional cooperation and CDC in border areas improved
Cambodia team has attended 4 regional events organized by ADB. (1). Extraordinary meeting of the GMS working group on Human Resource Development in Bangkok, Thailand on 4 July 2017. (2). Regional Meeting on Strengthening Health Cooperation in the GMS and Launching of the GMS Health Security Project on 5-6 July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.(3). First regional project manager meeting of GMS Health Security Project on 11-12 December 2017 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. (4). First meeting of the GMS Working Group on Health Cooperation (WGHC) on 13-14 December 2017.
-National disease surveillance and outbreak response systems strengthened
The GMS Health Security Project continue to support knowledge management activities to improve the capacity and sustain its functional activities for the benefits of communicable diseases prevention and response. The CDCD website and other supported its functionality including maintenance, data collection, data analysis, uploading information (documents, real-time outbreak events and health educations), and information sharing are being supported by the Project. The project also established web pages for Health Security Project under CDC website for sharing information related to the project to the public. Project documents, project events, lesson learnt from CDC2 project, project location and map, procurement notices/contract awards and job announcement of the project consultants were uploaded to the project website during 2017.

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