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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 ...


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

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

Laos Records Over 28,300 Dengue Cases

(KPL) The number of dengue cases in Laos has surged to 28,371 with 60 deaths reported since the beginning of 2019, the Ministry of Health has reported.As for infection, the number is five times higher than that reported in the same period last year where ...

KPL News Desk

Savannakhet urged to upgrade healthcare for expectant mothers

Local officials have been encouraged to improve quality and increase access to maternal health services in target districts of Savannakhet province in line with national policy.This was the message from Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong at a ceremony last week to hand ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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

University officials stress need for more information on reproductive health

Health officials and local authorities need to provide more information about sexual and reproductive health services for young people in the hope of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies.Unwanted pregnancies are one reason that women cannot get work outside the home and have limited prospects ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Medics advocate more support for breastfeeding mothers in Laos

Health authorities admit that many parents still don’t know that early initiation of breastfeeding (within the first hour) improves the health and longterm wellbeing of a baby, because colostrum, or first milk, is rich in nutrients and protects a baby against disease. Infants who are exclusively ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Xaythany district records city’s highest incidence of dengue 

Xaythany district has chalked up the largest number of dengue fever infections in Vientiane, as more cases surface in the capital.  As of July 8, 4,846 people had been diagnosed with dengue fever in Vientiane and 13 people have died from the virus.In Xaythany district, 1,469 ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Ministry stresses need for correct treatment of dengue

Health officials and medical staff have been advised to make sure that all dengue patients closely follow the treatment plan provided by doctors to ensure that they recover from the illness.President of the Paediatrics Association of Laos, and a member of the dengue control and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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