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 adopted by 179 governments at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994.


Somsack Pongkhao