Saravan stepping up inspections for chemical food contaminants
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Health has called on Saravan province to redouble efforts in inspecting seafood, meat and vegetable imports from neighbouring countries following another discovery of chemical contaminants in these foods.The presence of illegal chemical preservatives in imported seafood, vegetables and ...
Germany grants 8.3b kip to bolster food security in Xieng Khuang
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) in cooperation with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Germany (ADRA) has granted more than 8.3 billion kip (US$961,493) to fund a three-year food security and livelihoods project in Phoukoud ...
World Bank: Malnutrition costs 2.4% of Lao GDP annually
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – High levels of childhood malnutrition present a staggering, yet avoidable, loss of human and economic potential for Laos, according to the World Bank.Nationally, stunting affects over one third of all Lao children under the age of five, the Bank said in ...
Food fortification must improve Lao people’s health
The level of chronic malnutrition in Laos has decreased from 44 percent in 2012 to 33 percent in 2017. However, the country still has the highest rate of malnutrition in the South East Asian region making the population’s intake of quality nutrients a challenge.This was ...
Lao Government Reacts To UN expert’s Misleading Report
(KPL) With the consent and at the invitation of the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Mr. Philip Alston, visited Lao PDR on 18-28 March 2019. The objective of this visit was to assess and identify the ...
Every Stunted Child Deprived In Three Or More Areas Of Well-Being
(KPL) The report “Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis on Stunting among children under 5 years, Lao PDR” released on Jun 20 indicates that at both national and provincial levels, every stunted child in the Lao PDR is also deprived in three or more areas of well-being, ...
Prices of consumer staples under control: Lao PM
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is endeavouring to stabilise the prices of various goods, including food items, against the backdrop of rising costs in the processing industry, the Prime Minister advised the National Assembly.The value of traded goods in the first four months of ...
Japan helps nourish Lao children
The Japanese government has donated canned fish and rice worth 27 billion kip (US$3.2 million) towards the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals and resilience building projects in Laos.The assistance is specifically designed to help communities cope with disasters and incidents that impact food supplies.More ...
WFP starts handover of school feeding program to Laos
OUDOMXAY, Laos, May 16 (Xinhua) — The World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over its school feeding program in more than 500 schools to the Lao government.A ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Bor village school in Oudomxay, some 310 km north of Lao ...
World Vision, partners give boost to nutrition improvement in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – World Vision International to Laos (WVI) and their partnership will provide over EUR 11 million in assistance to Laos from 2019 to 2021 to improve nutrition in three southern provinces. A funding agreement was signed in Vientiane yesterday between WVI Country Programme ...