Health & Nutrition

Monday 17 March 2014

Highlight from Save the Children Lao PDR Health program: Training midwives

For over twenty years, Save the Children health program in Lao PDR has worked with District Health Departments to improve the delivery of primary health care, including maternal and child health. Activities include provide training to improve knowledge and skills of service providers, such as midwives. Onkheo Chinnakhan, 21 years old from Luang Prabang, is a community midwife that has attended training supported by Save the Children. Onkheo says that she was interested in becoming a midwife because “I wanted to help my community with practical skills”.

Thursday 12 December 2013

Village clinics save lives in Laos

Save the Children builds many of these village clinics in northern Laos each year, to increase the percentage of the population with “access to health”. We use the World Health Organisation’s definition of access, which is a health facility within 5km or one hour’s walk.