Public health

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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 ...

Phtephoxay Sengpaeuth

Public urged to prevent dengue mosquitoes from breeding in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Over 300 local residents and officials gathered in Xaythany district on Saturday for a public campaign to encourage people to play their part in keeping the dengue virus at bay.Health officials took to the streets of Xaysomboune village, driving around in ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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 ...

KPL News Desk

Drug-resistant Malaria Found in Laos

A new study has found that Malaria parasites resistant to essential drugs have spread to Laos and other parts of Southeast Asia.A group of researchers from the U.K. and Thailand analyzed samples from malaria patients across Southeast Asia and found that such parasites have moved from Cambodia ...

The Laotian Times

Severe form of dengue strikes as cases continue to mount in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is facing an outbreak of the most virulent form of the dengue virus this rainy season.The National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology has determined that dengue virus serotypes 2 and 4 have been the causative organisms of the more than 14,000 ...

Xayxana Leukai

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

Champassak hospital appeals for more beds amid dengue outbreak

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Champassak provincial hospital is appealing to the public to donate beds for use by patients suffering from dengue fever.The hospital has been overwhelmed with admissions in recent weeks after the number of people with dengue skyrocketed.Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

U.S. Supports Young Scientists In Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Laos

(KPL) The United States continues to share knowledge and collaborate with young Lao scientists on important health challenges. On Jul 1, officials from the U.S. Embassy, Ministry of Health, and the National University of Laos welcomed a group of 33 scientists from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, ...

KPL News Desk

U.S. Provides 174,000 Additional Mosquito Nets To Prevent Malaria in Laos

(KPL) U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR Rena Bitter presented more than 174,000 additional mosquito nets to Mr. Khamphone Phoutthavong, Deputy Minister of Health, at a ceremony in Vientiane on Jul 9.These mosquito nets will be distributed to families in rural areas of the southern ...

KPL News Desk

Lao ministry issues nationwide dengue warning

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Health has advised people throughout the country to clear potential mosquito breeding sites as the current outbreak of dengue fever has claimed 27 lives and more than 11,000 people have contracted the virus so far this year.The warning ...

Xayxana Leukai

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