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Second makeshift hospital opens, friendly countries to assist

The Lanexang Indoor Stadium has been turned into a makeshift hospital to accommodate Covid-19 patients in Vientiane after a surge in infections in recent days. The facility in Don Koi village, Sisattanak district, was officially opened on Monday after the sports centre was transformed into ...

Times Reporters

Temporary hospitals planned amid surge in Covid cases

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is preparing temporary hospitals amid a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. Speaking at a media briefing on April 25, Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsavanh, ...

Times Reporters

United States funds renovation of hospital in Saravan

The people of Khongxedon district and surrounding areas in Saravan province will have better opportunities for healthcare and medical treatment thanks to the US government’s support for the renovation of facilities at Khongxedon district hospital.A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the renovation of the hospital ...

Times Reporter

Dengue fever cases hit 7,928 in Laos with 12 deaths

Xinhua– Cases of dengue fever in Laos have reached 7,928 since January, including 12 deaths, according to Lao Ministry of Health.According to a report from Center of Information and Education for Health under Lao Ministry of Health on Thursday, the highest number of dengue patients ...

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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 ...

KPL

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 ...

Yurou

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

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