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.

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.

Thursday 12 December 2013

About 500 children in Lao PDR participated in Save the Children’s Global Day of Action

Calling for improvements in newborn, child and maternal health, on October 26, 2013 500 children in Vientiane participated in Save the Children’s Global Day of Action