Tuesday 6 May 2014

Save the Children’s 15th annual State of the World’s Mothers report

Laos is ranked 129th on Save the Children’s 2015 Mothers’ Index – an annual ranking of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Despite steady improvement, this represents a fall of eight spots on the index, from 121st place in 2013. The country remains ahead of neighbours Cambodia and Myanmar, but trails other regional neighbours such as Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Friday 25 April 2014

Disaster management and livelihoods set to be improved

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding in Vientiane on 20 March 2014 with Save the Children in relation to two development projects to be implemented in the three provinces of Luang Prabang, Sayaboury and Bolikhamxay.

Friday 21 March 2014

World Water Day 22 March 2014

Globally there are over 780 million people without access to clean water, which translates to 1 on 9 persons

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”.

Friday 14 March 2014

Listening to and learning from every child

Noi attends school in Pakxeng district, in a mountainous area situated in Luang Prabang Province, Northern Laos. In Pakxeng, the cumulative effects of recurring small and moderate hazards (such as typhoons, fires, drought, landslides, floods) and the potential for devastating pandemics and infestations are ever-present threats. A remarkable number of these regularly recurring hazard impacts are considered only local disasters. Yet these events may affect hundreds of children for three days to one month, and sometimes occur several times a year.