3 December 2021

Breastfeeding model hospitals to promote newborn health
- Religious ceremony marks railway inauguration
A traditional ritual to mark the grand opening of the Laos-China railway, which takes place this afternoon, was organised on December 2 at the newly-built train station in Vientiane. The highlight of the event was a Paritta (auspicious) chant by 19 monks, led by the Acting President of the Buddhist Fellowship Organisation of the Lao PDR, the Most Venerable Maha Bounma Simmavong. ...More >>>

Foreign ministers mull issues relating to developing countries 
Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the state members of the Group of 77 met on Tuesday at a videoconference based at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, to discuss the framework for cooperation among developing countries. The meeting is held annually, with this year being the 45th Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77. ..More >>>

Doctors recommend Covid booster shots
Doctors say that people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and those who have already had two Covid vaccinations can have a third jab to boost the body’s immunity to the virus. However, people considering a booster shot should first seek medical advice. Dr Phoudthasone from the Mittaphab Hospital said everyone could get a third Covid vaccination, even if they had already contracted the virus. ...More >>>

Lao, Chinese presidents to hold talks, attend railway inauguration
President Thongloun Sisoulith and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will hold official talks and attend the inauguration of the Laos-China railway via video link on Friday. President Thongloun, who is also Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s Central Committee, and President Xi, who is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s Central Committee, will first meet for official talks. . ...More >>>

- PM issues decree on national dress
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has issued a decree spelling out the details of the traditional dress to be worn by men and women when attending ceremonial events. The decree is aimed at preserving longstanding traditions around national dress to ensure these do not degrade, and applies to persons and organisations both in Laos and other countries that are in any way associated with Laos’ national dress. . ...More >>>
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- Security minister gives advice on drug control
The Ministry of Public Security has advised officials at all levels, especially members of Commanding Committees, that efforts to tackle the country’s drug problem must comply with law enforcement rules, and must be decisive, transparent and strict. This was the message from the Minister of Public Security, General Vilay Lakhamfong, this week when advising the Party Committee and Commanding Committees on the implementation of the National Agenda. ....More >>>

- Urban transport systems project extended until 2023
The Project for Institutional Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Transport Systems in Laos has been delayed because of the Covid-19 outbreak and has been extended to 2023. A report on the progress made to date was presented at the 4th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting on the project, co-chaired by the Mayor of Vientiane, Dr Atsaphangthong Siphandone, and Chief Representative of the JICA Laos Office, Mr Toshio Nagase. ...More >>>

- Breastfeeding model hospitals to promote newborn health
Health authorities are supporting new mothers and their families to understand the benefits of breastfeeding, backed by a strong government policy to improve the health of newborns.
But challenges remain because of the slow initiation of breastfeeding and pre-lacteal feeding and mixed feeding are common. Breastfeeding initiation rates increased substantially from 19 percent in 2000 to 39 percent in 2011, but progress has stalled in the past decade, with initiation rates increasing only to 44 percent in 2017. ..More >>>

- 1,333 new Covid cases, 8 deaths 
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday announced 1,333 new Covid cases and eight deaths. All of the new cases were transmitted with Laos and were identified among 6,595 samples tested on Wednesday. The latest figures bring the total number of Covid cases to 76,496, including 186 people who have died. ....More >>>
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USAID, LNCCI launch App to update SMEs on business reform
The SME community in Laos will now have access to updates on ... More >>>

Stage show celebrates National Day, railway inauguration
 Aperforming arts concert to celebrate National Day and the opening of ..More >>>

World AIDS Day calls to end inequalities and end AIDS
On World AIDS Day, the WHO South-East Asia Region joins global calls to End inequalities.............More >>>

South Korea finds first cases of omicron
(The Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea has discovered its first cases of COVID-19’s omicron variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention ... More >>>

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What can we do to assist people with disabilities?There are many disabled people around the world who are in need of assistance so they can live fulfilling lives. Disabled people living in developing .....More >>>

Lao footballers ready to strike out at Suzuki Cup
The Lao men’s football team will compete at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020, which takes place in Singapore from December 6-19. Some 46 footballers, ..More >>>

A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
People who like to travel but who don’t want to go too far from Vientiane now have a great new opportunity for.. More >>>


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