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US Ambassador Rena Bitter visits Xienghone District Hospital to observe USAID COPE Mobile Clinic
June 13, 2017
U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter visited a U.S. government-funded Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Mobile Clinic for persons with disabilities and met with government officials during her trip to Xayaburi Province early this month.
U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter speaks during the Five-Year International Health Regulations Global Health Security Agenda (IHR/GHSA) Roadmap workshop in Vientiane.
June 4, 2017

Experts from the United States and Lao PDR met in Vientiane on May 31 to create action plans to strengthen resilience against health threats such as infectious diseases and emerging diseases that can pass from animals to humans.

September 6, 2016

Through increased dialogue and engagement in recent years, the United States and Laos have worked to overcome a painful historical legacy to forge a new partnership based on cooperation and mutual respect.  Through the newly-established Comprehensive Partnership, the United States and Laos are opening a new era of bilateral relations based on common interests as well as a shared desire to heal the wounds of the past and build a foundation for the future.

August 31, 2016

As Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) looks to play a greater role with its neighbors – it borders Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam – challenges remain in helping improve health and nutrition among women and children as well as ensuring that people with disabilities receive the quality care they need to contribute to the country’s future.

Senior Lao and U.S. officials announce U.S.-Lao cooperation in health and nutrition.
February 5, 2015

The United States today announced plans to launch activities in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to help reduce malnutrition rates and growth stunting in vulnerable communities through nutritional supplements, improved methods of feeding infants and young children, and better community sanitation.