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.

WHO increases cooperation for health reforms in Lao PDR

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.

Reaching every child under five with the Oral Poliovirus and Measles Rubella vaccines

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.

Remembering those with leprosy, a forgotten disease

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.

Highlights from WHO Laos

Contact details

World Health Organization Representative Office Lao People's Democratic Republic
125 Saphanthong Road, Unit 5 Ban Saphangthongtai
Sisattanak District Vientiane Capital
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Telephone: (856) 21 353-902 / 3 / 4
Facsimile: (856) 21 353-905
E-mail: who.lao@wpro.who.int