The LMI PRESTO (PRotect-dEtect-STOp) is a joint research and training program at the regional level, supported by the IRD, universities and research institutes in the Southeast Asian region.

This LMI is a multidisciplinary collaboration bringing together experts and researchers from France, Laos and Thailand sharing the common objective of preventing and combating emerging infectious diseases in the Greater Mekong Region. It is based on the existence of several long-standing partnerships and the pooling of complementary knowledge, experience and expertise in biodiversity, bioinformatics, disease ecology, epidemiology, molecular biology, public health, social sciences and virology. This will facilitate the development of an intervention platform for the early recognition and control of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin in this region, a recognized hot-spot for disease emergence risks.

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