The poor

Lao National Institute of Nutrition, Lao-American Nutrition Initiative launched

(KPL) In order to help improve the nutrition of Lao citizens, especially children, the United States, in close cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Health, opened the Lao National Institute of Nutrition and the Lao-American Nutrition Initiative (LANI) on Nov 14, 2019 in Vientiane Capital.The beautiful new institute, which ...

KPL News Desk

Feature: China-Laos joint poverty alleviation project transforms Lao hilly village

VIENTIANE, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) — Some two hours’ drive on bumpy roads to the north from Laos’ capital Vientiane lies the village Ban Xor of Sangthong district, settled among the hills.Among the 407 households, or 2,007 residents in the village, half live in poverty with ...


Multi-sectoral approach launches projects to reduce undernutrition

Two new projects, namely Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition, and Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, were launched in Vientiane on Wednesday to tackle the issue of childhood undernutrition.The projects are being supported by the World Bank at a cost of 460 billion kip (US$52 ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

China, Laos sign poverty alleviation aid document

VIENTIANE, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese and Lao officials signed a document for carrying out China aid projects for poverty alleviation in Laos on Wednesday in Lao capital Vientiane.Wang Qihui, economic and commercial counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Laos and Saysana Sithiphone, chief cabinet ...

Lu Hui

Laos, EU, Unicef join forces to improve nutrition in Savannakhet

Savannakhet province: The government, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF are increasing their efforts under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition, with the aim of improving the nutritional status of children.Despite the progress made in recent years, Savannakhet province has a high prevalence of stunting, underweight and ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos highlights nutrition as Asean tackles human capital development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Senior representatives from Asean member countries and development partners met in Bangkok, Thailand, recently to discuss strategies to accelerate regional human capital development through integrated policy investments and innovative policy reforms.Speaking at the Asean High-Level Meeting on Human Capital Development, Deputy ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

EU provides 484 billion kip to improve nutrition in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The European Union (EU) has provided more than 484 billion kip (50 million euros) to improve nutrition and reduce malnutrition in Laos.Lao government officials from various ministries and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica, launched the ...

Siladda Souliyong

UN-Lao partnership centres on people’s wellbeing

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The United Nations (UN) has listed the improvement of Lao people’s living conditions as being at the heart of all the development programmes it plans to carry out in Laos in the coming years, according to the new United Nations chief ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Could Edible Insects be The Next Big Industry for Laos?

Edible insects first sparked international attention in 2013 when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a reportreferring to them as one way to solve the global food shortage.At that time, FAO noted that insects as food and feed emerge as an especially relevant issue in ...

The Laotian Times

Rising food prices hit low income earners in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many people, especially those on low incomes, look set to suffer as food prices continue to spiral.They say that rising food prices are driving up the cost of living, which means they have to eat less or change their lifestyle to ...

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