Fun with Coconut Shells

Say hello to Fon and Own from Saysomboun province. They are two very creative girls. Read the unusual story of how they made their special coconut shoes after watching UNICEF’s My Village TV programme

EU-UNICEF scale up work on nutrition

The European Union and UNICEF announced today the scaling up of their partnership to address nutrition needs in Lao PDR.  The Ministry of Health hosted the launch of the EU/UNICEF “Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR” in Vientiane.

Feature Story

Turning Despair to Dreams: Meeting Malnutrition Challenges in Lao PDR

Malnutrition remains one of the most serious threats to children’s health in Lao PDR. Nearly half the country’s children suffer some form of nutrition-related illness. Saravan province is amongst the worst of 17 provinces with 54 per cent of children under 5 years old ‘stunted’ – a condition marked by children growing too slowly for their age as a result of poor nutrition.

Read the full story here (English)

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