Priority health concerns
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 ...
Lao Ministry pursues efforts to curb the spread of dengue fever
Families in every community, together with health officials, are joining forces to clear potential mosquito breeding sites to help contain the oubreak of dengue fever.Health officials are working closely with the central and provincial health departments to track the number of dengue cases and to ...
MoH Reports Dengue Death Toll, Infection Are Rising
(KPL) Dengue death tolls and infection cases are rising in number with over 15,500 people falling sick with and 35 dying of the disease since Dec 29, 2018, has said a report of Ministry of Health.The number of dengue fatalities in Savannakhet is higher than those reported in other ...
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Global Fund gives boost to battle against malaria in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Global Fund has forecast a budget of over US$2 million in assistance to Laos from 2018 to 2020 to assist with the elimination of malaria and reduce the impact of multi-drug resistance in five southern provinces.A funding agreement was signed on ...
Malaria Claims 19 Lives in 2018
(KPL) The malaria has claimed 19 lives with over 6,000 cases reported in 2018, according to the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health.The annual meeting of the department was told on Jan 2 that 10,067 malaria cases were reported and about 14 lives ...
Public Private Mix Network Expanded to Improve Malaria Control in Laos
(KPL) The Lao PDR Centre for Malaria, Parasitology, and Entomology’s (CMPE) 2016-2020 National Strategy to control and eliminate malaria, the fifth such strategy to eliminate malaria in Lao PDR, aims to eliminate and control malaria in northern and southern provinces where malaria can be found.More ...
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 ...