Blood donation drive to mark World Blood Donor Day sees large turnout from all sectors

WHO Representative to Lao PDR, Dr Juliet Fleischl was given a tour by the President of Lao Red Cross, Dr. Khamhoung Heaungvongsy (first from left)

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.

A significant collaboration for the malaria program with the army medics working in the border areas of Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Army medic practicing how to collect blood specimen in Khong District, Champassack Province

Champassack Province, 22 May 2017 – In a significant collaboration between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Defence, Dr Chitsavang Chanthavisouk, WHO staff working on the malaria program, was given first time access with the MOH staff to meet the army personnel responsible for patrolling the border areas between Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Cambodia.

Don’t drive when you drink - a responsibility to yourself and other road users

Vientiane Capital, 11 April 2017 – As Lao New Year approaches, the time of festivities and merrymaking should not be marred with calamity. Refrain from driving when drinking alcohol, and don’t speed!

Mr. Khamsouk Xayadeth is an office worker, living alone after his wife passed away six years ago, with a son who has his own family. But an accident on 4 March 2016 drastically changed his life. He remembers the day vividly: “That evening on my way home from work by motorbike, a car drove very fast, hit me and practically tore off my left leg. The driver of the car had been drinking. I cannot tell you how depressed I am after the accident.”

World Health Day gets everyone talking about depression

The Ministry of Health and WHO staff celebrated World Health Day 2017 social media campaign hopes to get everyone talking about depression.

Vientiane Capital, 7 April 2017 – Lao People’s Democratic Republic World Health Day celebration gets an early start this year. The Ministry of Health and WHO staff gathered to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, and learn more about this year’s theme which is depression: #LetsTalk.

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