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Dengue fever outbreak reaches alarming level

Major hospitals in Vientiane are grappling with an overwhelming number of patients suffering from dengue fever, raising concerns about the capacity to cope with the current outbreak. … More >>>

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A critical factor to reduce maternal death in remote areas? Deploy midwives!

“I feel very privileged that there is a midwife to help me through my pregnancy. I have every confidence in the … More >>>

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Waste management remains a challenge for Lao hospitals

Waste management remains a challenge for Lao hospitals Waste management in hospitals remains a challenge because most health ….  More >>>

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Attapeu still in need of medicine for flood victims

Almost four months have passed since that fateful night in July when at least 40 people died and 7,000 people were made homeless by the flash floods that tore through Attapeu province. … More

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Clean hands always a recipe for health

As part of her daily routine, Ms Vannapha Keokham helps her two-year-old son to wash her hands with soap before they eat lunch together. … More

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Sanamxay hospital stresses appropriate waste disposal

In the wake of the collapse of a dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydro plant on July 23, followed by devastating floods that left thousands of people homeless, doctors and nurses in Sanamxay district, … More

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Health Day and its call for food safety

World Environmental Health Day falls on September 26 annually and the theme for this year is Global Food Safety and Sustainability. The goals are to support the provision of clean and safe food and … More

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Mental health workers ease suffering of Attapeu flood victims

She mourned the loss of her daughter and bewailed the fact that she had lost her house and her ricefield – how could she possibly survive and contemplate a future now that these mainstays of her life were gone? … More

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Laos’ first ever cholera vaccination drive underway in flood-hit Sanamxay district

The Ministry of Health with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the first ever cholera vaccination campaign in … More

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