Public health

Korea improves health standards in Borikhamxay

The Institute of Asian Culture and Development (IACD) in Laos, based in the Republic of Korea, will continue to provide free medical care and supplies for Borikhamxay province to improve the health status of local residents. The Director of IACD, Dr Hosik Im, said yesterday that ...

News Desk

Ministry issues warning over sexual-performance enhancing products 

The Food and Drug Department of the Ministry of Health is warning people not to buy unlicensed sexual performance enhancing drugs being sold illegally online and on Facebook.  Fake or low quality pills including a brand called “Girly Sex” can cause severe side effects and even ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos vows improved healthcare access at regional conference

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to improve access to health services, a recent conference in Manila, the Philippines, has heard.Conducted under the theme ‘Digital Health’, the 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos, partners review fight against tuberculosis, HIV, malaria

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government officials, development partners, local organisations and authorities recently gathered for a seminar to promote the contribution of the French technical support programme (the 5 Percent Initiative) to the fight against tuberculosis, HIV and malaria in Laos.The seminar was organised by ...

News Desk

Free eye tests, cataract surgeries mark World Sight Day

Hundreds of people received free eye tests at the Ophthalmology Centre in Vientiane on Tuesday while some people with cataracts had them removed free of charge.A representative of the Fred Hollows Foundation, Mr Phonesavanh Yangxiayee, told Vientiane Times the free eye tests and surgery were ...

Siladda Souliyong

Blood transfusion centre appeals for more donors

The Lao Red Cross National Blood Transfusion Centre is calling for more people to donate blood in order to meet the increasing need for blood transfusions at hospitals around country.In recent years the centre has collected an average of 55,000 bags of blood annually, but ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Ministries provide free vaccinations on World Rabies Day

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Health and representatives of United Nations agencies gathered last week to vaccinate pets against rabies, to mark World Rabies Day which falls on September 28.The vaccinations, under the theme of this year’s global event “Rabies: Vaccinate to ...

Phomphong Laoin

Free Pet Vaccination For Sep 27

(KPL) Pet vaccination will be conducted for free of charge at the Chao Fa Ngum Park in Vientiane Capital on Sep 27 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.The event will be organized by the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and ...

KPL News Desk

Laos: Govt committee formed to study medicinal marijuana

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has announced the formation of a task force committee to carry out a comprehensive study of marijuana for medical uses.The Prime Minister’s Office recently issued an announcement appointing the Minister of Health, Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Syhavong to chair ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Ministry, World Bank prepare to implement health and nutrition access project

Health officials of Laos and representatives of the World Bank met yesterday to discuss preparations to implement the Health and Nutrition Services Access (HANSA) Project, especially disbursement-linked indicators of the scheme. The HANSA Project is aimed at ensuring access to quality healthcare and nutrition in the ...

Phomphong Laoin

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