Public health

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Kingdom on course to end AIDS spread early

To combat and contain the spread of AIDS, WORLD AIDS Day which falls on December 1 will be marked with the theme Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility. Prime Minister Hun Sen noted that Cambodia’s achievements are showing positive, effective and qualitative signs to reach the goals of ...

Mom Kunthear

H5N1 avian influenza: Laos reports first human case of 2020

For the first time in a year and a half, a confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) has been reported. The case involves a one-year-old girl from Salavan, aka Saravane province, in the south of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos). She became sick on ...

NewsDesk @bactiman63

Officials deny RSV outbreak

Health officials in Nakhon Ratchasima admit that eight children have been infected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) but deny there’s been an outbreak of the airborne disease in nurseries. The children were aged 2-5 and are recovering after receiving hospital treatment, said Dr Narinrat Pichayakamin, a ...

PRASIT TANGPRASERT

Over 7,600 people infected with dengue in Laos

A total of 7,612 cases of dengue fever have been recorded across the country since January, according to the Lao Ministry of Health. Deputy Director-General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health, Phonepaserd Sayamoungkhoun, told a press conference in Lao capital ...

ANI/Xinhua

Laos records 198 more cases of dengue fever

The Lao Ministry of Health reported 198 more cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 5,223. The 5,223 people has been diagnosed with dengue fever and nine deaths were recorded, Center of Information and Education for health under Lao Ministry of Health ...

Pregnancy doesn't stop during a pandemic. Neither do human rights.

Covid-19 has taken an enormous toll on women and girls around the world as a direct consequence of national lockdowns and the sidelining of sexual and reproductive health services. Health systems are struggling to respond to the pandemic. As the crisis rages on, the number of women ...

Natalia Kanem, Naomi Kitahara

Central Highlands put on high alert as diphtheria cases hit 65

Vietnam’s Central Highlands reported 17 cases of diphtheria Tuesday, raising the total to 65 in a month, prompting health authorities to take stronger action against the deadly disease. With the new cases, Dak Nong now has 25 cases, Kon Tum 23, Gia Lai 16 while Dak ...

Tran Hoa

Opinion: Building climate resilience for malaria elimination

Climate Change is one of the biggest threats humanity has ever faced. By all accounts, and if not mitigated, it will have a devastating impact on life as we know it: rising sea levels that inundate coast lines causing mass migration on a level never ...

Vaibhav Gupta

Govt officials urged to expedite aid to the unemployed

Local labour authorities around the country need to quickly implement government measures to assist the unemployed and help cushion inevitable job losses in the months to come, according to a leading official. Director-General of the Department of Labour Skill Development at the Ministry of Labour and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Dengue Fever Infections on the Rise Nationwide

149 cases of dengue fever have been reported in the last nine days, with two deaths attributed to the disease. According to a report by Lao Post, more than 1,000 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Laos this year. The Centre of Information and Education for Health, ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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