Development assistance for health sector

Public health assistance funding

China-initiated eye protection program launched in Laos

A program to promote scientific eye protection knowledge and to provide free treatment in Lao schools, namely “Lancang-Mekong Bright Journey to Laos”, has been launched in Lao capital Vientiane on Thursday. The program is the second edition of the “Mekong Bright Journey” initiated by China, ...

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

The health of the population and the health service system are influenced by many factors, known as health determinants. []However, there is a dearth of literature on the influence of health determinants regarding the health service system and the health status of the people in the ...

Dr. Kanjanee Phanphairoj & Dr. Ritzmond Loa

US provides over 24 billion kip for unexploded ordnance clearance

The US government has agreed to provide a grant worth 24 billion kip (US$3,026,000) to the project for supporting rural development through Unexploded Ordnance clearance in Xieng Khuang province. The grant will contribute to non-technical and technical survey and clearance of the Unexploded Ordnance clearance (UXO) ...

Immunization clinics available in 98 hospitals

Hospital-based immunization clinics have been opened in 98 hospitals, which have 100 beds or more throughout the regions and states starting in the month of May. Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister for the Ministry of Health and Sports said hospital-based immunization program is one of ...

Health cash fails workers

The Labor Ministry spent more than four billion riel on help for garment workers involved in accidents in the first three months of the year, but unions say staff are still struggling to access healthcare. Labor Minister Ith Samheng said the National Social Security Fund ...

Laos marks World Health Day, focusing on depression prevention

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation to Laos are marking World Health Day, which is observed annually on April 7. The day provides a unique opportunity to mobilise action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. ...

Patients waiting for organ transplants face shortages

Thousands of patients in Thailand are now on a life-or-death waiting list, praying every day with their family members for an organ transplant. Despite increasingly advanced medical technology, their vital surgeries cannot take place without an act of kindness from fellow humans. “One organ donor can ...

New facility for mentally ill patients

A mental illness treatment center will be built in Kandal province’s Kandal Stueng district at a cost of $500,000 in a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Phnom Penh City Hall and Kandal Provincial Hall. On March 11, Social Affairs Minister Vong Soth, ...

K55 billion allocated for National Health Plan

Basic primary healthcare packages will be implemented in the National Health Plan (2017-2021) for township and primary-level hospitals such as those with 16 and 25 beds, said its director Dr Thant Sin Htoo. “We have to meet the infrastructure and manpower demands of health centres ...

Japanese to fund health, agriculture projects

The Japanese government has approved funding for three projects that will cover mine clearance, agriculture and health services. The approval was made on March 1 at the Japanese embassy in Phnom Penh. Signed by Ambassador Hidehisa Horinouchi, the grant amounts to $1,389,888 and will be allocated ...

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