Category Archives: Health


Mother and Children Hospital Equipped to Handle Difficult Pregnancies by 2018


Expectant mothers who experience a ‘difficult pregnancy’ will no longer have to seek medical facilities across the border into neighboring countries anymore.

A ‘difficult pregnancy’ is a broader term that can lead to a ‘high risk pregnancy’, which in some cases can potentially put the mother, the developing fetus,

Prime Minister Urges Unity to Tackle Illegal Drug Trade


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has implored for Lao citizens to unite in an effort to join the global fight against the illegal drug trade.

Monday, June 26, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

In an effort to crack down on the

16 Human Trafficking Cases Reported in 5 Months

human trafficking in lao villages

Despite the spotlight that has illuminated the dark world of human trafficking the past decade, the crime of bartering people against their will is still one of the most extensive transnational crimes women and young girls and boys fall victim to. It involves denying people of their rights as humans

Vaccinations Mandatory by Law in 2018


Under the government’s policy to provide effective health services, children and expectant mothers will soon be required to be vaccinated by law. Parents and legal guardians will be in violation of the law, that is expected to come into effect late 2018,  if their children don’t receive all of their

Seatbelts Now Compulsory on Vientiane Roads


While regulations on seatbelt use have existed since 2013, the law has rarely been enforced. Recently, however, Vientiane residents have begun receiving fines from diligent police for failure to buckle up.  

According to Article 18 of the Law on Land Traffic, drivers and passengers of vehicles with four

The Paris Climate Agreement and How it Affects Laos

gas emissions

Before June 1st, the average citizen in any given country was probably unaware of the Climate Change Conference that took place in Paris in 2015 (hence, the Paris Climate agreement), and that their country had, more than likely, ratified to take part in it.

However, all that changed when President

After 107 Years, Mahosot Hospital Will Get a New Building


Though Vientiane is known and loved for its charming, centuries-old colonial buildings preserved throughout the city, the old Mahosot Hospital is one historical building that has been in need of some modern upgrades.

The first hospital in Laos, Mahosot was established in 1910 by French doctors. It has 31 wards …

Dengue Fever Thriving in the Capital

dengue fever

Confirmed by health authorities, the Lao public is still in danger of being infected with dengue fever this year, as the reported rate of cases has increased.

From March thru May 26 of this year, the recorded cases of dengue fever rates in the capital were higher than other provinces …