WHO in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

A WHO Country Liaison Office was first established in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1962, and it was later expanded into a WHO Representative Office in 1968. The early days were historically challenging for the health sector, but WHO built a strong partnership with the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Ministry of Health, based on mutual trust.

Over the years, the scale and scope of WHO partnerships have grown exponentially. From fewer than 20 staff when WHO opened its first office, to the more than 60 international and national staff members, WHO maintained continuity and uninterrupted presence as the country underwent political and economic changes.

WHO Representative

Contact details

WHO Laos Country Office

Office address:

125 Saphanthong Road, Unit 5 Ban Saphangthongtai, Sisattanak District Vientiane
Capital Lao People's Democratic Republic

Postal address:
P.O. Box 343 Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.

Telephone number:
(856) 21 353-902
(856) 21 353-903
(856) 21 353-904

Fax number:
(856) 21 353-905

Office hours:
0800 - 1700 (Monday to Friday)

Email: who.lao@wpro.who.int

Website: http://www.wpro.who.int