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U.S. Announces Support for Laos to Develop a National Wildlife Disease Surveillance Network

VIENTIANE, LAOS – In order to help improve the health of Lao citizens and the country’s livestock, the United States announced its support on October 4, 2019, for development of a national wildlife disease surveillance network.  This $700,000 project, which is funded by the United States through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), will support ...
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U.S. Launches New Program to Improve Competitiveness of Farmers and Agricultural Microenterprises in Laos

VIENTIANE, LAOS – The United States continues to help Lao PDR strengthen the country’s agricultural sector through a broad range of programs.  Most recently, the United States and the Lao government launched the “Laos Microenterprise Project”, which is funded by the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  On October 4, 2019, the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Supports Disabilities Inclusion Activities in Xieng Khouang Province

XIENG KHOUANG, LAO PDR – Continuing the United States’ proud tradition of partnering with the Government of the Lao PDR to help those with disabilities on September 24-25, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter joined Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Madame Baiykham Kattiya in leading a delegation to visit a disabilities inclusion project site ...
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Health Alert: Dengue

Location: Countrywide Event: Dengue is endemic throughout Southeast Asia, including Laos, and is a leading cause of febrile illness among travelers.  Risk of Dengue in Laos is present nationally and year-round.  Peak transmission occurs during warmer and wetter months, usually from May to October. Actions to Take: Visit the CDC’s website for health information on Dengue and on ...
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