• A health worker disinfects a motorcycle at a checkpoint during an avian influenza simulation exercise in Savanaket.

  • In Laos, USAID helps reduce child nutritional stunting and improve household nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene practices.

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  • Veterinary officials in Laos conduct regular surveillance to rein in pandemic threats.

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About Laos

Laos’ growing importance on the world stage is a reflection of its 2013 accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), its membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), its unique position on the Mekong River, the lifeblood of mainland Southeast Asia, and its shared borders with Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. As Laos enters international markets, the United States is helping to improve the country’s economic policies and increase its integration within the global economy.

USAID helps Laos modernize its economy while promoting sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. As trade opens Laos’ borders to increased goods and investment partners, USAID also works to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases and pandemic threats.

Last updated: April 16, 2016

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Mission Contact

Beth S. Paige, Mission Director
USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, Athenee Tower, 25th Floor
63 Wireless Road
Lumpini, Patumwan
Postal Code - M 
+66 (2) 257-3000
+66 (2) 257-3099

USAID Contact

Heather Ward, Regional Desk Officer, East Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
, DC 
(202) 712-4652