1 September 2017, Vientiane Province - The Ministry of Health led a consultative workshop on health profession education reforms, which was chaired by the Health Minister, Assoc Prof Dr Bounkong Syhavong. This is a follow up to the Mekong Sub-Regional Meeting on Health Professional Education Reforms held in Viet Nam earlier this year.
9 August 2017, Vientiane Province - Since the start of the rainy season in July this year, the number of dengue cases has been increasing in several provinces including Vientiane Capital and Province, Champassack, Savannakhet, Salavanh, Khammuane and Bolikhamxay provinces.
Vientiane Capital, 21 July 2017 – Today, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) became the first country in the WHO Western Pacific Region, and the second country in the world to introduce USCDC’s Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Immunization and Surveillance Data Specialists (ISDS) project.
The Ministry of Health (MOH), National Immunization Program (NIP) welcomes the support from US CDC and WHO. Dr Phouthone Moungpak, Deputy Health Minister said “The ISDS project will improve immunization and surveillance data in the country, which will be used for policy making and introducing key intervention that will effectively address vaccine preventable diseases.”
Vientiane Capital, 14 July 2017 - Dr. Khampheng Saysompheng, Minister to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare led a high-level multisectoral consultation meeting that was joined by the Deputy Ministers from several key sectors, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Vice President of the Lao Federation of Trade Union and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.