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…

Nam Yang Water Project

Clean Water Project for Remote Akha Village in Luang Namtha Province Background Information Luang Namtha province in Lao PDR is surrounded by Myanmar, China, Oudomxay and Bokeo provinces. With 85% of the land in mountainous regions, the area is often referred to as the Golden Triangle. Most of the population of 145,310 people is poor and subsist mainly on slash and burn agriculture. While traveling in Luang Namtha province in April 2009, in preparation of Read more…

February 2012

A team of 25 health care professionals provided mobile health care services in 3 districts hospitals (Nga, Beng and Houn) 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 3,579 patients were examined, treated when possible and recorded in Read more…

February 2012 ENT/Plastic Surgery

The primary focus of this mission was to collaborate with the Lao physicians and surgeons to provide experience with complex operations so that they can continue the work after the team has left. Over seven days we operated on 30 patients. We trained Lao surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses. All operations were successful and there were no complications. In the past, many of these complex operations were sent to the capital Vientiane or Thailand, which did Read more…

December 2011 – Oculoplastic Surgery

A Lao team from Oudomxay provincial hospital worked together with Thai experts to treat patients with eyelid diseases, lacrimal duct obstruction, and eyelid cysts. Services were free of charge for all patients. Examination and surgery was performed by Thai specialists and a Lao ophthalmologist of the eye unit. Treatment was provided with the best medicine available and proper operating procedures. A total of 23 patients were examined. Surgery was performed on 12 cases which included Read more…

Mokchak Water Project

Mokchak village accessible only by four wheel drive is located 24 Km outside of Houn, in Houn District in Oudomxay province, Lao PDR. The village is home to 507 Khamou ethnic people (F 236). It houses 102 families in 82 houses. There are a few septic systems in place, usually shared by 3 or 4 families, which were found to be unusable due to the fact that was no water available nearby. There is no Read more…