Savannakhet Province learns about importance of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities and adopt new “WASH FIT” tool
Basic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health care waste management in health care facilities are important when providing quality, people-centred care. Providing safe, adequate, reliable and functioning services can reduce the risk from health care related infections, and provide a safe environment for health workers and patients seeking care.
Vientiane Capital, 8 February 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) have signed their fifth annual funding workplan for an initial amount of US$ 2.1 million (LAK 17.5 billion). With US$ 11.3 million committed for this 2016-2017 biennium, the funding amount is showing an increase of 22% over the 2014-2015 biennia.
Vientiane Capital, 3 February – All Lao children under five year of age received the Oral Poliovirus (OPV) and Measles Rubella (MR) vaccines in the latest nationwide vaccination campaign conducted in January 2017. Monitoring and supervision and Rapid Convenience Monitoring (RCM) took place from 15-25 January in all provinces to check for “missed” children.
Vientiane Capital, 28 January 2017 - The World Leprosy Day 2017 falls on the 29th January, it was initiated by Raoul Follereau, a French humanitarian in 1953 to raise awareness of Leprosy or Hansen’s disease, one of the oldest diseases known to humankind.
- Savannakhet Province learns about importance of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities and adopt new “WASH FIT” tool
- WHO increases cooperation for health reforms in Lao PDR
- Reaching every child under five with the Oral Poliovirus and Measles Rubella vaccines
- Remembering those with leprosy, a forgotten disease
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.