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Health System Development Project in Laos

Representatives from development partners, learn about the outputs of the Health System Development Project-Programme.

Introduction: Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Health and the provinces met in Vientiane to learn about the outputs of the Health System Development Project-Programme.

Could cannabis oil cure cancer?

The BBC’s Alastair Leithead reports on how evidence is growing that cannabis could cure diseases like cancer. The medical value of cannabis has been hotly debated for years. Its use as a relaxant or a pain reliever is widely accepted now.

Source: BBC News YouTube Channel
Published on March 27, 2015

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ADB extends healthcare project

ADB extends healthcare project to improve child, maternal health

Introduction: The Asian Development Bank known as ADB injected funding to improve health and nutrition, particularly among poor, women and children and ethnic groups in rural areas in Xayaboury province.

According to ADB country Director Sandra Nicoll, the Lao government has set goals for the health sector, which aim to achieve all the health-related MDGs by 2015 and attain universal coverage in healthcare by 2020.

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Free surgery in Xieng Khouang

Free surgery transforming lives in Xieng Khouang

Introduction: A medical team led by doctors from Interplast Australia and New Zealand, funded by Phu Bia Mining and supported by the Women’s International Group has returned to Xieng Khouang province to provide free treatment to those with conditions such as burn scar contractures, cleft lip or cleft palate.

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World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day ensures contraceptive choices for young people

Introduction:World Contraception Day is an annual event taking place on September 26 each year. Countries and regions around the world organise events to mark the day and to demonstrate their commitment to raising awareness of contraception and improving education regarding reproductive and sexual health.

166 hotline in Laos

166 hotline launches

Communicable disease control the 166 hotline launches Introduction: The Vientiane Communicable Disease Control Department of the Ministry of Health on Monday the 28th of July officially launched a new 166 toll free hotline to assist with information on communicable disease prevention and control.

Fair treatment among patients confirmed

Officials have confirmed that all patients who visit hospitals for treatment have been treated fairly no matter if their payment is covered by the social security system (SSS) or is covered by their own finance. The confirmation came after members of the SSS have complained that they received poor service when visiting hospital, with their …

miss laos 2013

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 fourth year of study at the Health Science University majoring in Dentistry; she also studies at Lao …