September 2016 – Cataract Surgery by Phaco

The primary focus for this mission was the training of two local ophthalmologists to perform cataract surgery by phacoemulsification technique on a machine donated by Lao Rehabilitation Foundation.  During this mission, 274 patients were examined and surgery performed on by phacoemulsification on 44 patients. Click here to download the report

Somchan & Lina

Lao Rehabilitation Foundation (LRF) provides support for two children of Oudomxay Province A little boy with both arms and one leg fractured, a little girl with congenital heart disease October, 2016 – Somchan and Lina are two of the many children Lao Rehabilitation Foundation took care of in Laos.                       Somchan a nine year old little boy broke both arms and one leg when falling Read more…

Hadset Water Project

Hadset is a small Akha village of Bountai district, Phongsaly province, Lao PDR. It is located in Bountai district at a distance of 24 km of dirt road from the district center. The access is difficult. For many years, the village of 71 families living in 51 houses did not have clean water access, no toilet, and not much hope for a better future. People washed themselves from a polluted stream that runs near the Read more…

March 2016

This is the first time a mobile health care team visited BanKhon and Nahom Health Centers in Beng District, Oudomxay province. Health care in Beng District is provided by 6 health centers covering 57 villages. Ban Khon health center covers 9 villages (Thaidam and Khamou) with a catchment population of 4,612. Nahom health center covers 15 villages (Hmong and Khamou) with a catchment population of 4,950 people. The centers are located at 28 and 25 Read more…

October 2015

This is the first time a mobile health care team visited Ban Khouang Health Center in Namor District, Oudomxay province. The team was staffed by Lao physicians, dentists and nurses. Namor district is one of 7 districts of ODX province. The population numbers 38,891 people (2014). 90% of the land is in high mountains, the economy is mainly agricultural and farming. Health care in Namor district is provided by 9 health centers covering 74 villages. Read more…

Naxaythong Well Project

At the request of Vientiane Health Department, LRF drilled a deep well at Naxaythong village located at an hour drive North of Vientiane Capital. The borehole, 180 feet deep, now provides the community of several thousand residents supplemental clean water which is particularly needed during the dry season. Click here to watch a video on the Nayxaythong well project

HouiPhord Water Project

For many years, water arrived at HouiPhord village (a remote Akha village of Phongsaly province) from a spring located at nearly two kilometers from the village through old pipes the villagers had salvaged from a previous failed water project. Water was delivered at a central location where all people used it for drinking, cooking bathing and washing clothes. Women and children worked hard to bring water from that central location to their homes. Water was Read more…

June 2015

This is the first time a mobile health care team visited SaenJod Health Center in Oudomxay province. The team was entirely staffed by Lao physicians and nurses from Oudomxay Provincial Hospital. SaenJod is one of 8 health care centers of Nga district in Oudomxay province. The population is 4,095. The village is located at a distance of 42 km from Nga city by difficult dirt road. The center is staffed by 3 nurses. Their main Read more…

February 2015

Our largest team yet of health care professionals (32 people) drove to Phongsaly province to deliver mobile health care services in six main areas: ENT, dental, eye disease; expectant mothers, adult internal medicine and pediatric services. All services included experts, medical doctors and nurses to examine patients and provide treatment to a total of 3,385 patients (Female: 2,044) in 2 district hospitals, 1 health center and 1 primary school. It included: E.N.T. 653 (F 336), Read more…

September 2014

This is the second Health Care in Remote Area mission organized by LRF at Chom Ong village, entirely staffed by Lao physicians and nurses from Oudomxay Provincial Hospital. Chom-Ong Health Center is one of 8 health care centers of Xay district in Oudomxay province. The population is 2,158 of Kamhou minority. There are 1 secondary school and 5 primary schools. 100% of the land is of high mountains. The village is located at a distance Read more…