Save the Children staff in Laos are preparing an emergency response after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds more left missing when a dam collapsed in the south of the country.
Strengthening nutrition services at health facilities is improving nutritional behaviors.
Save the Children has agreed to support two projects for the Ministry of Education and Sports, aiming to develop education for Lao children.
Save the Children in Laos and Friends International entered into a partnership to create an illustrative book comprised of pictures drawn by disadvantaged children for other children to “read.” They call it a "Talking Book" – a book without words.
In order to support children and to help keep them safe, Save the Children has set up Child Friendly Spaces under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Sports and in coordination with development partners. Supervised by trained facilitators, children can take part in educational, recreational and social activities. These spaces provide protective and nurturing settings for children and their families to have a sense of normalcy during this crisis. In addition, these spaces act as a bridge to help prepare children for a return to formal schooling. With the school year potentially delayed for hundreds of children, these Child Friendly Spaces are more essential than ever.
Officials from the Ministry of Health, central hospital managers, Paediatric and OB/GYN associations, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and NGO partners together with provincial and district leadership and maternal/newborn health care providers from Luang Prabang and Sayaboury met on 31 July 2018 to exchange experience and share learning from the mentorship approach.
(Lao) ວາລະສານ ໂຄງການການມີຊີວິດລອດຂອງແມ່ ແລະ ເດັກ