Miss Laos aims to improve dental health

Ms Vilaylak Chanthavong, 21, from Xayaboury province has been crowned Miss Laos 2013 after her family and teachers encouraged her to enter the competition and promote Lao culture. Vilaylak is a hard worker and is currently in her… Read More

Japanese dentists boost oral healthcare in Lao schools

A team of dentists from Japan’s Kanagawa Alliance of Dental Volunteers Overseas yesterday provided free dental checks for children at Syvatthana and Saphanthong-neua primary schools in Vientiane.

76 lives claimed by dengue fever

( from right ) Mr Asang Laoly and Prof. Dr Eksavang Vongvichit visit dengue patients at the Children's Hospital in Vientiane yesterday.

(KPL) Dengue has claimed 76 lives and infected over 33,000 people nationwide with Champasack hardest hit by the disease, official said yesterday. Dengue outbreak have been reported in seven provinces nationwide namely Vientiane Capital, Borikhamxay, Khammuane, Savannakhet, Champasack,… Read More

Deputy Premier monitors dengue patients in Mahosot Hospital

Mr. Asang Laoly (second right) 
visits patient of dengue fever at Mahosot Hospital
 on July 12, 2013.

(KPL) Deputy Prime Minister Asang Laoly and his delegation last Friday visited the Mahosot hospital in Vientiane Capital to monitor patients with dengue fever infection after saw the casualties nationwide to be worst.

Almost 70 die of dengue with over 23,400 infected

Dr. Bounlay Phommasack

(KPL) Sixty nine people have reportedly died of dengue with over 23,468 people infected with the mosquito borne disease nationwide, according to Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr. Bounlay Phommasack.

Media to bolster dengue campaign

The Vientiane Health Department has urged media representatives to regularly inform the public about the danger of dengue fever and its prevention to make sure the information is passed on to people from all walks of life. At… Read More

Vigilance needed to prevent bird flu outbreak

health hands washing

The number of confirmed H7N9 bird flu cases in China increased by five to 82 this week, and officials in Laos are being urged to maintain a heightened vigilance in case of any potential outbreak here. The World… Read More

WHO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in Laos

The World Health Organisation WHO in Laos is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in the country. The Lao Health Minister Professor Dr Eksavang Vongvichit said the WHO is one of the most important development partners contributing… Read More

Medics heighten bird flu alert


The National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology has advised epidemiologists and the public to be on the alert for bird flu after two men in China died from a lesser-known type of bird flu (H7N9) last month. Director… Read More

DKSH, Sanofi introduce hepatitis vaccines

Laos still has a high prevalence of the hepatitis B virus, with 2007 data collected at blood transfusion centres indicating an 8.5 percent prevalence among Lao blood donors. The data was collected and assessed through a collaborative effort… Read More