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Learn how our work in Malaysia and South East Asia is helping to identify and prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases.

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Conservation

Strengthening laboratory capacity, raising public awareness and reporting the ecological effects of land-use change.

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HUMAN, WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK SAMPLING


ZOONOTIC PATHOGEN SURVEILLANCE AND DISCOVERY


ONE HEALTH TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING


LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT, BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY


ZOONOSIS, LAND USE CHANGE AND CONSERVATION RESEARCH


/ COVID-19

How Conservation Medicine is involved in gaining further understanding of COVID-19, and helping to combat the global pandemic.

First diagnoses in Malaysia

The first three human cases in Malaysia were diagnosed on January 25th using the PREDICT Quan protocol after The Ministry of Health reached out to Conservation Medicine for guidance on diagnostics. This was while The Ministry of Health was waiting for Primers, Probes and Controls for the WHO Berlin protocol.


PPE donations

We have donated PPE to Sabah State Health Department, Tawau District in Sabah and Selangor State Health Department (this was not PREDICT related rather part of Conservation Medicine’s ongoing collaboration with our Malaysian government partners).


Sharing of information and knowledge

We have been sharing information with The Ministry of Health and colleagues on the front line on the latest testing protocols, PPE guidelines, relevant papers on SARS-CoV-2, biosafety advice, SOPs for disinfecting in different settings and handling bodies, advice on serology platforms, SARS-CoV-2 risk assessment and biosafety recommendations (this was not PREDICT related rather part of Conservation Medicine’s ongoing collaboration with our Malaysian government partners).


Arranging primers, probes and controls

We arranged for primers, probes and controls for the COVID-19 Berlin qPCR protocol for the National Public Health Lab, UNIMAS and the Kota Kinabalu Public Health Lab (this is part of the ongoing PREDICT project).


Wildlife testing

We have tested 1207 animals for SARS-Cov-2 as a part of understanding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Organised testing supplies

Working with the US Embassy, we have organised testing supplies for 10,000 people – valued at USD$300K – using funds from the USAID Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance team in Bangkok, for the Kota Kinabalu Public Health Lab in Sabah (this was not PREDICT related rather part of Conservation Medicine’s ongoing collaboration with our Malaysian government partners).


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