21 September 2018, Vientiane Capital - WHO Representative Dr Juliet Fleischl will be retiring at the end of this month and in recognition of her work in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented Dr Fleischl with the Cross of Friendship Medal in an award ceremony held on 20 September 2018.
H.E Mr Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked Dr Fleischl for her tireless efforts and contribution to the Lao National Socio-Economic Development Plan.
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.