The poor

Govt spends over 2.5 trillion kip on rural development

The government invested over 2 trillion kip in 1,600 projects relating to rural development and poverty eradication in 2016 and 2017, authorities in charge told the National Assembly (NA) recently. Assembly members and government officials are attending an ongoing ordinary session of the legislative body ...

Vientiane Times

New scheme brings business on board in battle against malnutrition 

Laos launched a new nutrition network last Thursday, aiming to ensure food security and reduce levels of malnutrition. The initiative is known as the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network. The Sun Business Network (SBN) is part of the global Scaling Up Nutrition Network.More ...

Vientiane Times

Australia backs project to reduce child undernutrition

The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health of Australia is providing over US$700,000 from 2018-2021 to help reduce child malnutrition in target districts of Vientiane province.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

US extends support for school meals programme

The United States government has announced new support of US$27.4 million in funding for the school meals programme to help strengthen the Lao government’s national school meals initiative.More  ...

Vientiane Times

Health officials launch nutrition action plan

The addition of micronutrients to processed food as an efficacious and cost-effective way to improve the micronutrient status of the population is commanding the attention of health experts. A meeting held on Thursday to discuss the issue was attended by Country Director and Representative of ...

Vientiane Times

Australia Contributes AU$ 1 Million Supporting Community Led School Feeding

(KPL) The Australian government announced renewed support of AU$ 1 Million funding for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support vulnerable communities in the Lao PDR in managing their own school feeding programmes and strengthening their resilience to the impacts of climate change.More ...


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