Public health

Development assistance for health sector

South Korea backs efforts to improve newborn and child health in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) of South Korea will provide about US$7.5 million to Laos from 2019 to 2023 to improve maternal, newborn and child health in three provinces.A funding agreement was signed in Vientiane on Tuesday by the Director ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Fred Hollows Foundation extends support for cataract surgery

The Fred Hollows Foundation is continuing to help people in 10 provinces who have vision problems, especially cataracts, to ensure they have improved vision and a better quality of life.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue the Sustainable Comprehensive Eye Care project was signed in ...

Siladda Souliyong

Fred Hollows Foundation extends support for vision impaired in Laos

The Fred Hollows Foundation will continue to support work to improve the vision of people in 10 provinces of Laos, aiming to give them a better quality of life.The Fred Hollows Foundation, government officials and authorities met in Vientiane last week to report on the ...

Times Reporters

Laos, China extend partnership in treatment of cardiovascular disease

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao doctors are working with their Chinese counterparts to develop their diagnostic skills and the treatment of heart disease, in response to the increasing number of cardiovascular conditions being identified across the country.As part of this, they are learning about modern ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

U.S. Supports Young Scientists In Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Laos

(KPL) The United States continues to share knowledge and collaborate with young Lao scientists on important health challenges. On Jul 1, officials from the U.S. Embassy, Ministry of Health, and the National University of Laos welcomed a group of 33 scientists from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, ...

KPL News Desk

Thailand Helps Laos Combat Liver Fluke, Cholangiocarcinoma

(KPL) Thailand is planning to implement its Cholangiocarcinoma Screening and Care Programme (CASCAP) to help risky groups in neighbouring Laos, Narong Kantikaew, according to local media.Earlier, the programme was carried out in Thailand’s northeastern provinces.Dr Narong Kantikaew from Thailand’s Khon Kaen University said the project ...


US$4 million in Korean tech for preventing infectious disease outbreaks

The government of the Republic of Korea has forecast a budget of around US$4 million in additional assistance to Laos from 2019-2023 to improve information technology in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.A signing ceremony for the assistance took place on Friday in Vientiane between ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Japan Supports Oral Health Service Programme In Laos

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth over US$ 320,000 for an oral health service programme in Vientiane Capital, Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan and Savannakhet.The signing ceremony for the project’s grant contract was held at Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on Feb 13, 2019, ...


Brewery supports national healthcare reform

The Lao Brewery Company has provided 500 million kip to the Ministry of Health to improve the nation’s health services in response to public demand. The ministry will use the funds to acquire modern medical equipment for dispensaries and district and provincial hospitals which will help ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos, China ink deal to improve healthcare in Bokeo

Bokeo provincial hospital in Laos and a major medical facility in Xishuangbanna province, China, have agreed to extend cooperation in sustainable medical practices in Laos-China border areas. Under the agreement, cooperation will aim at developing administration protocols, improving clinical standards and changing practices around service delivery ...

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