Category Archives: Health


50 Dengue Fever Cases Already Reported in 2017

Dengue Fever

More than fifty cases of dengue fever have already been reported across Laos since the beginning of 2017.

The Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Public Health has warned that although the nation has implemented strategies to reduce outbreaks of dengue fever, there have already been multiple cases reported this …

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, …

Khammuan Clamps Down on Sale of Substandard Goods


Authorities in Khammuan province are carrying out strict checks to remove substandard goods from market stalls and shops in a bid to put an end to a chronic problem.

Local authorities found various substandard and out-of-date products in Khounkham and Bualapha districts and disposed of these goods, which included food …

Expired Food Products Often Found in Khammuan


Fairs and events organised in Khammuan province often see the sale of not only legitimate products and foods but also expired goods, which are subject to seizure by officials.

The relevant provincial authorities regularly find expired goods at fairs and events, including its annual Phathat Sikhottabong Stupa festival.

A relevant …

Hospitals Prepare to Treat New Year Road Accident Victims


Hospitals in Vientiane are making preparations to treat the expected influx of patients involved in road accidents over the New Year.

Mittaphab, Setthathirath and Mahosot hospitals will have 24-hour emergency teams on standby to treat accident victims between December 29 and January 2, a hospital official said.

Deputy Director General …

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 …

Dirty Water Supply Draws Public Complaints

Dirty Tap Water

Householders in some areas of Vientiane have expressed concerns about red colored water when they turn on their taps, prompting questions about the quality of the capital’s supply. However, an anonymous official from the Vientiane Water Supply Company (Nampapa Nakhoneluang) told Vientiane Times on Friday that householders shouldn’t be too …

Blood Transfusion Centre still Understocked


The Lao Red Cross National Blood Transfusion Centre is still unable to provide enough blood to meet demand because more and more is needed for road accident victims.

The rapid increase in the number of road accident victims is a big problem for the centre when it comes to evaluating