February 2014

A team of health care professionals delivered mobile health care services in six main areas: dental, E.N.T., eye, internal medicine, expectant mothers and pediatric services, providing service to all patients free of charge, with no regard to gender, age, ethnicity or religion. All services included experts and nurse assistants to examine patients by manual and automated equipment. Treatment and procedures were provided with excellent medicine and equipment. A total of 3,772 patients (Female: 2,140) were Read more…

January 2014 – ENT Surgery

It took 4 months to prepare the mission and to register patients (hyperthyroid and cleft lip/palate). For hyperthyroid cases, blood test T3, T4, TSH and EKG were done prior to the arrival of the team. Patients were examined before surgery by experts with modern equipment. Surgery was performed when deemed necessary and in order of priority. Post surgery follow up was provided. 75 patients were examined, treated by medicine and advised. 12 cases were selected Read more…

Sone

We met Sone in during our mobile health care mission in the remote area of Oudomxay Province in October 2012. Luckily, our team of US physicians was able to diagnose that Sone suffered from a congenital heart condition called Trilogy of Fallot. In her case, not enough blood was able to reach the lungs to get oxygen and oxygen-poor blood was flowing to her body, making her constantly tired, unable to live a normal life. Read more…

September 2013 Oculo Plastic Surgery

September 2013 – Oculoplastic Surgery

With 17 team members that included 4 surgeons from Bumrungrad, Metapachrak and Jaroenkrungcharak Hospitals, 19 patients underwent surgery in September 2013 for severe eyelids diseases, reconstruction, duct obstructions, glaucoma and other eye injuries. This was LRF second oculoplastic surgery mission at Oudomxay Provincial Hospital, Oudomxay, Laos. Click here to download Part 1 and Part 2 of the report.

October 2013

LRF’s team of 14 Lao health care providers from Oudomxay Hospital provided health care in the remote village of Chom-Ong, Xay District, Oudomxay province, Laos in October 2013. The team included an ophthalmologist, two dentists, a pediatrician, a gynecologist and 5 nurses. We treated 330 patients and provided health and dental check to 216 children at the local elementary school. Some medical equipment, supplies and medicine were donated to the local health center. Click to Read more…

Post Op

June 2013 ENT Surgery

LRF funded and organized the surgical mission from June 11-19th, 2013. Winchester Hospital (Boston) and Queen of the Valley Hospital (Napa) donated medical supplies. Ethicon donated medical sutures. America-Cares donated the anesthetics. A glidescope videolaryngoscope by Verathon Medical was on loan for use on this mission. Dr. Luc Janssens, president of the Foundation, organized the mission in conjunction with Dr. Phetsamone Indara, of Oudomxay Provincial Hospital. This year again, Dr. Keo Phommarat, Lao anesthesiologist and Read more…

Water Well Drilling Project

Aiming at improving the rural people’s living conditions in Laos, Lao Rehabilitation Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health, National Center for Environment and Water Supply on February 1, 2013 to provide support for water projects in Oudomxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet and Vientiane province for five years, from 2013 to 2017. The first phase of the project was to import the Rockbuster drilling rig donated by WaterHope. Click here to download a PDF Read more…

Mokkokang Water Project

    Established in 2006, MokkoKang village is located at 25 km outside of Pakbeng, in Pakbeng ditrict in Oudomxay province. The village is home to 717 people (F391) mostly of Khamou ethnicity. Until now, water was only available at a small stream nearby the village and was considered unsafe. A sustainable source of clean water was identified at 3km of the village. A dam was built and water pipelined underground to be distributed by Read more…

February 2013

A team of 25 health care professionals provided mobile health care services in 2 district hospitals of Oudomxay province (Houn and Pakbeng districts) during 8 days, providing 5 main services: ENT, dental, eye, expectant mother and pediatric services. ENT specialist from Mittaphab Hospital joined Oudomxay provincial team to examine patients by manual and automated equipment. Treatment and procedures were provided with good medicine and equipment. A total of 2,259 patients were examined, treated when possible Read more…

October 2012

A team of 29 health care professionals provided mobile health care services in 1 district hospital of Vientiane province (Hatsayfong district) and 2 district hospitals of Oudomxay province (La and Namor districts) during 8 days, providing 5 main services: ENT, dental, eye, expectant mother and pediatric services. ENT specialist from Mittaphab Hospital joined Oudomxay provincial team to examine patients by manual and automated equipment. Treatment and procedures were provided with good medicine and equipment. A Read more…