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Award-winning OB-GYN: Japanese health advisor achieves global recognition for efforts in Laos

Dr Hiromi Obara presented with FIGO Award at World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Laos-based medic Doctor Hiromi Obara from Japan is one of twenty women practitioners in the field worldwide awarded in 2018 by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ (FIGO) at its World Congress in Brazil. The recognition comes amid contributions to improving the health of women in low and middle-income

PFHA Assesses Health Activities

A project aiming to improve health service quality for local people in Laos’ northern provinces was one of the achievements highlighted at a meeting of the Promotion of Family Health Association (PFHA).

The health initiative known as the Safe Motherhood project has been targeting the provinces of Luang Namtha, Bokeo, …

Ministry To Draft New Health Insurance Law

Health Insurance Law Laos

The Ministry of Health plans to introduce a Health Insurance Law to improve the healthcare system and ensure patients benefit as intended.

It is expected the law will come into effect in late 2018. It will ensure that money is available to pay patients who are members of the Health …

Deputy PM Pushes for Speedy Mother and Child Health Improvements

Deputy Prime Minister has called on the Ministry of Health to speed up improvements to health services for mothers and their children especially at district and community levels.

Dr Sonexay Siphandone made the call in his address at a meeting held last week to review implementation of the Strategy and …

ASEAN Health Experts Discuss Opthalmology

Health experts from Laos and ASEAN member countries met in Vientiane on Sunday for the 9th Annual Lao Ophthalmologist Conference to discuss the latest developments in ophthalmology in the efforttoraiseLaos’treatment standards to international levels.

The participants discussed advanced techniques and modern treatment methods in order to bring better vision to …

Ministry of Health, UNICEF Discuss Nutrition Project

The Ministry of Health and UNICEF are reviewing the progress of UNICEF’s health and nutrition programme as they plan for the year ahead.

A review of past work and planning for the next year took place at the meeting about the Health and Nutrition Programme on Thursday in Vientiane, attended

Doctors’ Training Course Boosts Health Prospects for Newborns

Paediatric experts need to learn more about infectious diseases, hematology, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease and neurology if they are to improve the health of newborns and children.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Second Paediatrician Training on Monday, President of the Paediatrics Association of Laos, Associate Prof. Dr …

Regional Health Officials Mull Ways to Control Infectious Diseases

The prevention and control of infectious diseases will be more effective in the Mekong Sub-Region and Asia-Pacific Region after international health officials met for talks in Champassak province last week.

Health officials from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam discussed how to combat emerging diseases and public health emergencies …