Priority health concerns

Maternal and child health

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

Maternal death rate in Laos declines, but remains high for region

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The maternal mortality rate has decreased five-fold in Laos, and the number of midwives has risen to over 2,500 in the past 25 years, senior officials said yesterday.These were some of the significant accomplishments since the implementation of the action programme ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Lower Mother Mortality Rate in Laos Recorded Last Year

(KPL) Last year witnessed a reduction in mother mortality rate to 129 from 151 recorded in 2017, according to a report of the Ministry of Health.“We record a lower mother mortality rate because mother healthcare is more accessible and more mothers realise the importance of ...


Japan Supports Pediatric Project In Huaphan, Laos

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth over US$ 281,000 for a pediatric project in Huaphan Province, northern Laos.The project entitled “Enhancement of pediatric systems in Huaphan Province through capacity building of health personnel and of village health promoters,” is in its ...


Pediatric capacity gets a lift via Korea

Progress in strengthening pediatric capacity to improve health outcomes for newborns, infants and their mothers was noted as health authorities confirmed that I HOPE Project has been successful in its aims at a meeting last week.More ...

Vientiane Times

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