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Arboshield Project

Project Coordinator: Dr. Darouny PHONEKEO
Assistant Coordinator:
Dr. Phonepadith KHATTIGNAVONG
Consultant: Dr. Philippe CAVAILLER

Staff members in Parasitology Lab:
Dr. Moritoshi IWAGAMI, Dr. Sengdeuane
KEOMALAPHET, Phoyphaylinh PRASAYASITH,
Pheovaly SOUNDALA, Sonesimmaly SANNIKONE

Finance and administration:
Dr. Antoine des GRAVIERS and Ms. Phouvanhnamalee
VILAYSOUK, Sonesimmaly SANNIKONE

Arboshield is a three-years training program on surveillance and diagnosis of vector-borne diseases, organized by IPL. Roles of the Lao-Japan Parasitology lab in this program are giving a training course on malaria for trainees (n=24 trainees/year) from the civil sector (one third) and military sector (two-third), and quality assessment of malaria diagnosis in some military provincial hospitals, which participate in Arboshield project (Table 4). Blood samples collected from malaria suspected patients in the military provincial hospitals were transported to IPL and were diagnosed by malaria RDT and PCR. The summary of malaria diagnosis conducted by IPL was shown in Table 4.