Strong Community Benefits ECD

As in many other places in Lao PDR, the Chief of Phao Village in Laongam District (Saravan Province), Mr. Kuang Chleaunsouk, plays a very important role acting a mediator in disputes, fixing problems, providing basic social amenities to the community and creating awareness on key issues, among many other tasks.

World is failing newborn babies

Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.


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.

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