International health cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Liverani, Marco (2017). International health cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852820

It is increasingly recognised that many policy issues, such as infectious disease control, transcend national borders, and require collective action and the sharing of data and expertise between stakeholders. In recognition of this, regional health programmes, networks, and initiatives have been established in different regional settings to promote collaboration and coordination between researchers, policy makers and health authorities in affected countries. However, gaps remain in our knowledge of these developments, including changing trends and priorities over time, institutional arrangements, patterns in the flow of data and information, and challenges to meaningful and effective knowledge exchange, especially in developing contexts. This project aimed to gain a better understanding of these issues by exploring in a systematic way the evolution of regional cooperation for infectious disease control in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and current implementation challenges.

Data description (abstract)

As part of this project, three datasets were compiled: (1) a systematic collection of international health programmes for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the GMS in the period 2000-2016; (2) a dataset of internationally co-authored publications on avian influenza involving authors with institutional affiliations in GMS countries, formatted and organized to enable network analysis of bibliometric patterns; (3) 70 key informant interviews and meetings with key stakeholders in Cambodia and Vietnam. In this archive, the first two datasets are available. The third dataset is not available due to confidentiality agreements, though collected material has been incorporated and summarized in the research report.

Data creators:
Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Liverani, School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Sponsors: Economic and Social Research Council
Grant reference: ES/K009990/1
Topic classification: Politics
Keywords: global health, infectious diseases, avian influenza, health diplomacy, HIV, malaria
Project title: The politics of knowledge and information sharing across borders: Infectious Disease Surveillance in the Mekong region
Grant holders: Marco Liverani
Project dates:
1 January 201431 March 2017
Date published: 20 Oct 2017 12:29
Last modified: 13 Sep 2018 15:54

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