WHO and Ministry of Health worked with the local authorities in Vang Vieng District on dengue prevention activities

Dr Phatsamone, Director of the Vang Vieng Health Office and District Hospital discusses about dengue cases and transmission

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

Launch of the Immunization and Surveillance Data Specialist project in Lao PDR with representatives from the Ministry of Health, US CDC, US Embassy, WHO and UNICEF.

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

Dr. Khampheng Saysompheng, Minister to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (left) with Dr Juliet Fleischl

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.

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.

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125 Saphanthong Road, Unit 5 Ban Saphangthongtai
Sisattanak District Vientiane Capital
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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