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Friday, November 4, 2022 - 11:45pm

Vientiane, 4 November 2022 – The United States Government has handed over 201,600 doses of pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the Government of Lao PDR through the COVAX facility to support the country’s efforts to vaccinate children aged 5-11 against COVID-19. This is COVAX’s latest effort to close the vaccine equity gap globally and contribute to countries’ economic and social recovery from the pandemic.

Speaking at the handover ceremony in Vientiane today, H.E. Dr. Sanong Thongsana, Vice Minister of Health, thanked Dr. Peter M. Haymond, United States Ambassador to Lao PDR, for the contribution and highlighted the strong diplomatic relations between the two countries. “The arrival of these vaccines from the United States Government underscores the broadening bilateral relations between Lao PDR and the United States across a range of areas, including public health during the COVID-19 pandemic,” remarked the Vice Minister.

TV Series ‘My House’ Returns for Third Season
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 3:30am

Lao children will soon enjoy the third season of “My House”, a popular educational and entertaining TV series supporting early childhood development. The series aims to promote the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young Lao children

USAID Provides $1.5 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Support in Lao PDR
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 5:30am

On a visit to Sisattanak District Hospital today, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink announced an additional $1.5 Million USD to further increase COVID-19 vaccination rollout support.  The funding is administered through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

USAID and UNFPA Sign Agreement to Support Preparation of the 5th Population and Housing Census 2025
Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 10:15pm

August 2022, Vientiane Capital - The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $500,000 USD to support preparation of the 5th Population and Housing Census (PHC) 2025. The funds will be provided through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

USAID, National Assembly, and UNDP Strengthen Lao PDR’s Parliaments
Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 9:45pm

VIENTIANE CAPITAL - On September 6, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Assembly, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new project to strengthen Lao PDR’s National and Provincial People’s Assemblies.

Leading U.S. and Lao Companies Explore Business Opportunities
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:45am

Vientiane Capital, August 17, 2022 – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the “U.S.-Lao PDR Business Roundtable: Exploring Business Opportunities” event August 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vientiane.  The Roundtable, organized in conjunction with the official visit to Laos by a delegation from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), aimed at assisting Lao and American businesses to expand trade and investment that benefit both countries.  

Launch of Public Awareness Raising Materials to Support Combating Human Trafficking in Lao PDR
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 3:00am

On the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International launched  Information Education Communication (IEC) materials on Counter Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on July 29, 2022 at a ceremony held at Laotel. 

USAID Country Representative to Lao PDR Mr. Michael Ronning and Director General Department Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health Dr. Khamsay Detleuxay, to officially handover equipment for rehabilitation and functional exercise for the Rehabilitation Unit, in Kham District Hospital, Xieng Khouang Province
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 4:15am

On July 25, USAID Country Representative to Lao PDR Mr. Michael Ronning and Director General Department Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health Dr. Khamsay Detleuxay, to officially handover equipment for rehabilitation and functional exercise for the Rehabilitation Unit, in Kham District Hospital, Xieng Khouang Province, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID Supports the Ministry of Health to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination in Lao PDR
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:30am

Vientiane Capital, June 29, 2022 – The United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over cold chain and IT equipment worth around U.S. $150,000 to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to further expand COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Lao PDR, especially in hard-to-reach communities.

After announcing the $2.6 education grant, DA Coleman joined children at Nahaidiew Primary School in a dance to the MyHouse TV series
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 3:30am

Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator (DA) for Policy and Programming for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), visited Laos on May 13-14, 2022.  This visit reaffirmed USAID commitment to the U.S.-Lao Comprehensive Partnership, inaugurated by former President Barack Obama and President Bounnhang Vorachit in 2016.

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