3 September 2018, Attapeu Province - It has been more than a month since the Attapeu flood, and the Ministry of Health held the first cross-sectoral coordination meeting between the Government and humanitarian partners on 23 August. All partners and stakeholders working in the field attended the meeting chaired by the Attapeu Provincial Health Director, Dr Onephiew Phothilath.
27 August 2018, Vientiane Capital – The Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization has launched the first ever cholera vaccination campaign in Lao PDR targeting flood-affected communities.
During the first phase of the cholera vaccination campaign from 23 to 30 August, about 5,000 doses will be administered to flood-affected communities in Sanamxai district. An additional 19,700 doses will be used in a second round. In total, 12,350 people will receive the two doses of the vaccine administered in two phases of this campaign until September 2018.
23 August 2018, Vientiane Capital – A month has passed since the fateful night of the #AttapeuFlood, where many have lost their homes and livelihoods. The flood displaced about 7000 people in Sanamxay District; many of these affected people are currently housed in one of seven temporary shelters that were set up in the area.
17 August 2018, Vientiane Capital – WHO Lao staff answered the call to be part of WHO’s global initiative “Walk the Talk: challenge that started on 23 May 2018. This is the third year WHO is organizing this 100 days 10,000 steps per day global challenge.
More than 500 WHO staff participated in the programme last year and cumulatively they took over 646 million steps and lost over 240 kg. This year, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros has set an ambitious goal of recording over 1 billion steps collectively.