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VN citizens to have health dossiers

Pham Luong Son, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency speaks to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) newspaper about his agency’s plans to have a health dossier for all Vietnamese citizens.​​ Why does your agency want to ...

Health sector review calls for further reform

Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met yesterday in Vientiane to review the progress of the health sector in 2015-2016 and discuss plans for the year ahead. Participants reported on their health activities and shared their future plans. They discussed advanced ...

WHO praises Laos' compliance with int'l health regulations

Laos will use the successful results of the Joint External Evaluation conducted by the World Health Organisation to promote professionalism and transparency in the health sector, Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong has said. He made the comment at a closing workshop held ...

Ministry warns of foot and mouth disease spread

The Ministry of Health has asked people across the country to take protective measures against hand, foot, and mouth disease after data from the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine showed that over 2,100 people had contracted the disease in 57 localities this year. Nonetheless, ...

Medics assess developments in internal medicine

Development partners along with the line Health Departments of each province under the Ministry of Health met on February 9 in Vientiane to discuss the provision of better healthcare in the field of internal medicine. The 14th Lao Internal Medicine Conference was chaired by the President ...

WHO extends support for health sector reform

The World Health Organisation is providing US$2.1 million in initial assistance for the strengthening of healthcare services in Laos. With US$11.3 million committed for 2016-17, the amount of funding has increased by 22 percent over 2014-15. An agreement for the funding was signed in Vientiane ...

13 new midwives ready to serve Bokeo health centres

Plan International’s second cohort of scholarship recipients for classes that teach them to be skilled birth attendants are ready to return to their hometowns and work in rural health centres in Bokeo province. The young midwives have spent two years at the Health Training Centre ...

Laos battles to reduce malnutrition

Laos needs to improve its health standards and take action against malnutrition with the long term aim of ending hunger in the face of the country’s high rate of poverty. An inception workshop on nutrient gap analysis held on February 6 in Vientiane and attended ...

Officials investigating two avian flu outbreaks

The Ministry of Health is testing a suspected human avian flu case following an outbreak in poultry in Svay Rieng province, with experts also investigating a different avian virus – H7N3 – new to Cambodia and discovered in ducks last month in Kampong Thom province, ...

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