1 February 2018, Vientiane Capital - The Ministry of Health conducted a review meeting to discuss the results from an intensified leprosy case findings activity that took place in Xiengkhuang Province in December last year. This review activity coincides with the World Leprosy Day that was marked on the last Sunday of January.
The Minster, Dr Bounkong Syhavong joined by WHO Representative, Dr Juliet Fleischl and Director of the National Dermatology Centre and Head of the National Leprosy Control Programme, Dr Sisavath Manivong discussed about lessons learnt and the advantages of these surveillance activities that promote early detection in preventing disability.
WHO in Lao People’s Democratic Republic developed two videos to showcase the successful implementation of Community-Led initiatives to eliminate Schistosomiasis by combining deworming with WASH interventions (CL-SWASH) project in Khong District, Champassack Province to share with the other Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
Please click the links below to watch the videos:
Schistosomiasis Video full
Schistosomiasis Video short
Vientiane Capital, 12 December 2017 – The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day falls on 12 December each year to raise awareness of what it is and its scope. There are two themes this year, “Health for all” and “Rise for our rights”, as health is a fundamental human right.
Health for all envisions securing the health and well-being of people around the world, allowing them to lead socially and economically productive lives. The right to health for all people means that everyone should have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardships.
1 December 2017, Vientiane Capital - The World AIDS Day campaign promote the theme “Right to Health” and the challenges that the 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV face in realising that rights, especially for those who are vulnerable and affected by the epidemic.
The rights to health is also interrelated with a range of other rights, including rights to clean water, sanitation, decent housing, and access to health services, food, clean environment and safe working conditions.