Public health

Health officials mull medical research agenda

Some 50 health officials from the central and southern provinces met in Vientiane to build consensus on the national health research agenda, which will form the basis of government policy in this field. The consultative meeting on the preliminary results of the national health research ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

UK lends support to malaria control

The United Kingdom’s Comic Relief charity is providing over US$700,000 from 2018 to 2020 to help prevent and control malaria in three provinces of Laos.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Sanamxay enhancing measures to fight against dengue fever

(KPL) Revently, District Health Office of Sanamxay, Attapue Province and Disease Control Sector have promoted a campaign to increase public awareness on the prevention of dengue fever and distributed mosquito larvicides locals to control the spread of disease.More ...


Health experts prepare to fortify points of entry to prevent spread of disease

Representatives of development partners and line departments of the Ministry of Health met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss point-of-entry preparedness to prevent the spread of disease in Laos.More ...

Vientiane Times

ADB, Laos ink agreement to support health sector reform

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao government have signed an agreement for a US$30 million policy-based grant for the second subprogramme of the Health Sector Governance Programme to help expand healthcare coverage and improve health services.  More ...

Vientiane Times

Rural health workers set up online network to monitor progress 

Health workers in Feuang district, Vientiane province, are turning to social media to help them in their daily work. Head of Feuang district Health Office, Dr Inpone Maniseng, told Vientiane Times that most staff and village health volunteers are using mobile phones to create a network for ...

Vientiane Times

New facilities at Mittaphab Hospital a shot in the arm for healthcare

Health officials plan to make the best use of an extension to Mittaphab Hospital in their efforts to raise the country’s health services to international standards. The new facility is expected to open in July to meet growing public demand for more health services. ...

Vientiane Times

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