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Ambassador Haymond joined Government of Laos officials at Handover Ceremony of the Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets
July 27, 2020

Continuing the United States’ longstanding support of the Lao health sector, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Dr. Peter M. Haymond presented 88,000 specially-treated mosquito nets funded by the United States to Vice Minister of Health Dr. Phouthone Muangpak at a ceremony in Vientiane on July 17. These mosquito nets, provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be distributed to Lao families in areas where the number of malaria cases remains particularly high. 

July 9, 2020

USAID Laos Business Environment, a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), assists the Government of Laos to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) while strengthening the business environment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

July 9, 2020

Continuing the United States support to reduce stunting in Laos, today, the Ministry of Health and Save the Children signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the extension period of 2020-2021 to implement the second phase of the Integrated Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, funded by the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Deputy Country Office Director Patrick Bowers on behalf of U.S. Ambassador to Laos Dr. Peter M. Haymond and Department of Health and Hygiene Promotion Director Dr. Phonepaseuth Ounaphone witnessed the MOU signing.

United States Provides Additional $2.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Response in Lao PDR
June 22, 2020

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $2.5 million to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Lao PDR. In coordination with the Government of Lao PDR, USAID will provide this additional funding to international organizations in Lao PDR to control the novel coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Ambassador Dr. Peter M. Haymond announced additional funding of nearly $2 million from the United States in support of the Lao PDR in response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19
March 13, 2020

U.S. Ambassador Dr. Peter M. Haymond announced additional funding of nearly $2 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of the Lao PDR in response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.  Ambassador Haymond made the announcement as part of his opening remarks for a U.S.-sponsored tabletop exercise to help Lao officials and public health workers prepare for next steps in responding to the worldwide pandemic.  Dr. Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, Director General of Department of Communicable Diseases Control (DCDC), representatives of twelve Lao ministries, as well as leaders of United Nations organizations in Laos, joined the tabletop exercise on March 13, sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) and the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in close partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).  

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Last updated: November 08, 2021

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