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.
SCI Laos Health and Nutrition work is highlighted in a large global report: “The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) report.” The report provides an updated evidence base and detailed analysis of the present progress and future challenges to deliver effective coverage and quality of midwives and midwifery services. The launch of the report take place in May 2021. At the end of 2020, SCI Laos was asked to submit some highlights of our work which were then selected for the report. Specifically, this showcases the work of mentoring under the Primary Health Care program and the Social Behavior Change (SBC) work implemented under PHC/SCALING and how both approaches provide support to mothers, including vulnerable adolescents. We are really pleased that the Health and Nutrition work in SCI Laos has been given global recognition.