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United States and Germany Provide a Refrigerated Truck and IT Equipment to Support the COVID-19 Vaccination Effort in Lao PDR
January 13, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federal Ministry of Health of Germany (BMG) are continuing to support the Lao PDR’s goal to vaccinate 80 percent of the population by donating IT equipment and a refrigerated truck, valued at LAK3.83 billion ($383,794 USD) to the Ministry of Health (MOH), through the World Health Organization (WHO). This equipment will help the Lao PDR to expand the use of information technology to speed up vaccinations and ensure data accuracy throughout Lao PDR.

799,110 Pfizer Doses Donated by the United States Arrived in Lao PDR
January 2, 2022

Today, Lao PDR received a new shipment of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is a donation by the United States through the COVAX Facility - a partnership co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO), with UNICEF as a key delivery partner. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been reviewed for safety and efficacy by WHO and is the first COVID-19 vaccine recommended by WHO for use in individuals age 12 and above.  These vaccines will protect lives in Lao PDR and help prevent dangerous new variants from spreading.

USAID Announces a Grant of USD 2.4 Million to Further Strengthen COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Lao PDR
December 8, 2021

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), officially announced an additional 2.4 million USD grant to UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) to further support the Lao PDR’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme.

MOIC and USAID Launch the Lao Business Ecosystem Partnership Fund to Support SMEs
November 8, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (DOSMEP) of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Laos Business Environment Project launched the Laos Business Ecosystem Partnership Fund (LBEPF) supported by the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

USAID and FAO Provide 12,000 COVID-19 Rapid Tests to Lao PDR
November 8, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over vital Panbio COVID-19 rapid test kits and AgPath-ID™ One-Step RT-PCR Reagents to the Lao Ministry of Health (MOH) on November 04, 2021. 


Last updated: January 14, 2022

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