Public health

Laos joins global celebrations to increase awareness about antimicrobial resistance

(KPL) To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 (Nov 18-24), representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and ...


Over 5,600 malaria cases recorded nationwide this year

Vientiane province: There have been over 5,600 of malaria cases so far this year across the country, but fortunately no deaths as the number of infections continue to drop.The update was reported at the meeting to summarise the work of the Ministry of Health over ...

Phomphong Laoin

Reproductive health challenges remain for impoverished women: Lao officials

VIENTIANE, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) — Lao authorities say that while the majority of people now have access to better quality medical services, access to reproductive health services remains a challenge for many, especially impoverished women.Women and young people in Laos lack information about access to ...


U.S. Provides 100,000 Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Early Malaria Detection, Treatment

(KPL) Continuing the United States’ leading support to the Lao PDR in its mission to eliminate malaria by 2030, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter presented 100,000 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits to Dr. Phouthone Muoangpak, Vice Minister of Health, at a handover ceremony in ...

KPL News Desk

Authorities join forces to prevent spread of HIV

The committee to combat HIV/AIDS is encouraging people who are at risk of HIV infections to test their blood and those living with the disease to get anti-retroviral treatment to prevent the spread of the virus.People who want to check their status can get free ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Fight against emerging diseases in Laos, the region: 3rd steering committee of the ECOMORE 2 project

(KPL) On the 27th and 28th of November 2019, the third steering committee of ECOMORE 2 project, funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), took place at Settha Palace, Vientiane.To fight dengue fever and leptospirosis – two infectious diseases whose emergence in Southeast Asia is correlated with ...

KPL News Desk

Greater Mekong Basin Focuses On The Control Of Hepatitis B, Elimination Of Hepatitis C

(KPL) More than 100 researchers and health professionals from Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Australia, France and, for the first time, China met in Vientiane Capital on Nov 27-29 to lay the foundations for a regional network to fight chronic hepatitis, ...

KPL News Desk

Lao PDR Steps Up Fight Against “super-bugs’’

(KPL) The government of Lao PDR is stepping up its fight against the emergence of so-called “super-bugs’’: infections that do not respond to commonly used antibiotics.Backed by international partners, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry launched on Nov 19 a ...

KPL News Desk

Champassak villagers set to benefit from community health project

World Concern Lao (WCL) and the Ministry of Health are partnering in the launch of Phase 3 of the Integrated Development Project for Community Health Promotion in Phonthong district, Champassak province.The project will take place from 2020 to 2022 and will benefit more than 3,000 ...

Times Reporters

Laos, Cuba agree on cooperation in medical science

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Cuba have agreed to promote cooperation in the fields of public health and medical science.An agreement was signed in Havana during foreign minister Saleumxay Kommasith’s official visit to Cuba from November 11-12, in response to an invitation from his ...

Times Reporters

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