Mittaphab patients

January 2008 – Plastic Surgery Mission

The Mittaphab Hospital Plastic Surgery Project In Cooperation with Plasticos Foundation, Lao Rehabilitation Foundation organized and coordinated a plastic surgery project at Mittaphab Hospital, Vientiane, in January 2008. A team of 13 health professionals, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians and specialized nurses from Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Portland Oregon, Singapore and Hong Kong was assembled and met in Vientiane to perform free reconstructive surgeries for children and adults from impoverished regions of Laos. With Read more…

IT lab classroom

Health Department Computer Classroom

In cooperation with Standard Chartered Bank (Thai IT Division), we installed a computer classroom at the Department of Health in April 2007 to provide computer skills to the medical staff. The 20 computers were loaded with a variety of software including Lao language and were installed in a room at the Department of Health which we remodeled and air conditioned. We then retained the services of a skilled local teacher and began a series of Read more…

The proposed plans for the new school

School Renovations

Committed to help with education in remote areas, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation is presently considering to build new schools in cooperation with local communities of Northern Laos in villages where the foundation provides health care. Plans for the elementary schools are designed to house about 300 students and would be outfitted with locally built furniture.

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National Rehabilitation Center

In cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Education, the center opened its doors to children with impairments in 1992. It is the only school in Laos offering special education to children (amputees, movement-impaired, deaf, mute and visually impaired persons). The maximum capacity of the school is presently 75 children with many children on a waiting list. During their 3 years at the school, often victims of land-mines, children learn Braille, orientation and mobility skills. Committed Read more…

food mission

Food Relief Mission

Food Relief Mission in Attapeu Province: In cooperation with the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of Lao PDR, in August 2007 we provided over 20 tons of food and supplies to villagers in the poorest and remote villages of Attapeu Province. While the supplies were mostly given by Thai monks, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation covered the cost of trucking the goods; the FAPPL provided the logistics, a difficult venture during monsoon months as many villages Read more…

Ms. Kamphor

Ms. Kamphor

We met Ms Kamphor in Vientiane during our reconstructive surgery mission in January 2008. The poor seventy year old lady was hit by a run-away car six month earlier. Although the bones of her right leg were fractured and dislocated, she did not see a doctor during all this time because she could not afford medical care. We were happy to arrange for her surgery and provided her with a wheel chair as well. We Read more…

Joey's grandmother

Joey’s Grandmother

In April 2007, while visiting Joey’s family in the province, we noticed that his sweet grandmother was having difficulty getting around as she could not see very well. We arranged a cataract surgery for her in September. Thanks to our assistant Sasithone who took good care of her, Joey’s grandmother has now recovered a perfect vision.

Khaehk caring for his young sister

Khaehk

While visiting our projects in January 2007, Ms. Santisouk Phimsavanh, a manager at Novotel Hotel, Vientiane, made us aware of Kheahk’s story and proposed to collaborate with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation to take care of him and his family. Khaehk, 8 years old, has no parents and lives with his 82 years old grandmother and a little girl that may be his sister in a shack on the outskirts of Vientiane. He never attended school Read more…

Mong

Mong

We met Mong while visiting our school project in Simmano in January 2007. Mong was born with an intestinal malformation which was summarily corrected at birth. The problem became much more serious at age seven when we met him. With the relentless efforts of our local coordinator Ms. Sasithone Sengchang, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation provided all necessary support to send him to Mahosoth Hospital where he underwent surgery by a team of Vietnamese surgeons. After Read more…