WHO and Ministry of Health worked with the local authorities in Vang Vieng District on dengue prevention activities
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.
US CDC and WHO provide support to the Ministry of Health to improve Surveillance and use of Immunization Data
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.”
Minister and Deputy Ministers of key sectors in Lao People’s Democratic Republic finalized the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
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.
Vientiane Capital, 14 June 2017 - The World Blood Donor Day is celebrated annually on 14 June to advocate on the importance of regular blood donation. This year’s campaign has a special theme on blood donation in emergencies with the slogan "What can you do? Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often.” The blood donation drive at the Lao international Trade Exhibition and Convention Center (Lao ITECC) sees large turnout of blood donors from all walks of life.
Highlights from WHO Laos
1 Dec 2016
The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day that is marked on 1 December is #HandsUpforHIVprevention. Globally, there are nearly 37 million people living with HIV with 2.1 million becoming newly infected with HIV at the end of 2015. 1.1 million people died from AIDS-related causes in 2015.
28 Nov 2016
Lao People’s Democratic Republic held its 1st Multi-sectoral Workshop on Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance during the World Antibiotic Awareness Week
The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry jointly organized the 1st Multi-sectoral Workshop on Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) during the World Antibiotic Awareness Week this year. The global tripartite of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) at both country and regional levels coordinated closely to support this first multisectoral workshop.
2 Nov 2016
Climate change took centrestage at a recent joint event organized by the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNDP to discuss about building a resilient health system that can effectively deal with climate shocks. Dr Phouthone Mouangpak, Deputy Minister of Health said “Climate change poses a risk to our development goals; we need to work with other sectors to mitigate the impact of climate change on the health system and to develop effective response to natural disasters.”
20 Oct 2016
Ministry of Health and Development Partners meet to discuss Health Sector Reform implementation for the next five years
The review of the National Health Sector Reform phase II (2016-2020) received overwhelming interest and response from development partners. The event is jointly organized by the Ministry of Health and partners including Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), World Health Organization (WHO), Lao-Luxembourg Development Cooperation, Swiss Red Cross and the World Bank.