Public health

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

Australia provides aid to improve health, gender equality in Savannakhet

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Australian government has provided more than 25 billion kip (AUD4.2 million) to improve equitable access and use of safe sanitation and hygiene in Savannakhet province.A Memorandum of Understanding was signed recently between the Head of Savannakhet province’s Health Department, Dr ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos Among Nations to See Largest Increase in Obesity

Laos is among countries that will have the largest increase in obesity between 2017 and 2030, a recent study has revealed.Laos ranked 8th in the obesity crisis ranking compiled by the World Obesity Federation and Atlas of Childhood Obesity, Guardian reported. The ranking estimates percentage point increase ...

Taejun Kang

NGO PSI supports health sector upgrade with US$4.9 million 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Population Services International (PSI) will provide US$4.9 million to help Laos improve the health sector from 2019 to 2022.The new assistance package “Concerning Strengthening Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to Accelerate Malaria Elimination and Respond to Public Health Emergencies in the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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