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ຂີດຄວາມສາມາດຜະດຸງຄັນໃນ ສປປ ລາວ - National Competency of Midwife in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

ຂີດຄວາມສາມາດຜະດຸງຄັນໃນ ສປປ ລາວ - National Competency of Midwife in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

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ຂີດຄວາມສາມາດຜະດຸງຄັນໃນ ສປປ ລາວ - National Competency of Midwife in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

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ມາດຕະຖານປະຕິບັດການຜະດຸງຄັນ ດ້ານຄລີນິກ ຢູ່ ສປປ ລາວ - Clinical Standards of Midwifery Practices in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

ມາດຕະຖານປະຕິບັດການຜະດຸງຄັນ ດ້ານຄລີນິກ ຢູ່ ສປປ ລາວ - Clinical Standards of Midwifery Practices in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

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ມາດຕະຖານປະຕິບັດການຜະດຸງຄັນ ດ້ານຄລີນິກ ຢູ່ ສປປ ລາວ - Clinical Standards of Midwifery Practices in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

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ຄຳແນະນຳຂອບປະຕິບັດການຜະດຸງຄັນ - Scope of Midwifery Practices in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

ຄຳແນະນຳຂອບປະຕິບັດການຜະດຸງຄັນ - Scope of Midwifery Practices in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

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ຄຳແນະນຳຂອບປະຕິບັດການຜະດຸງຄັນ - Scope of Midwifery Practices in Lao P.D.R (ສະບັບປັບປຸງ)

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UNFPA Coverage Mapping in Lao PDR - 2022

UNFPA Coverage Mapping in Lao PDR - 2022

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UNFPA Laos Coverage mapping shows at a glance the programs underway with UNFPA, Lao government and many partners through the map of Lao PDR.

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Transforming the organizational culture in Lao PDR Country Office

THE LAO TRANSFORMERS

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Transforming the organizational culture in Lao PDR Country Office

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Ecosystem for Noi - 2022

Ecosystem for Noi - 2022

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Ecosystem for Noi - 2022

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Brief 2: The 5th Population and Housing Census of Lao PDR

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The Government of Lao PDR has conducted four population and housing censuses (PHCs) since 1985. The last PHC was conducted in March 2015. Census results have provided key statistics on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Lao population. These statistics have proven essential for monitoring, evaluating, assessing and developing national social-economic development plans, national population and development policies, and managing population issues. The country is preparing for the next census to continue tracking population changes and updating information on the progress towards implementing the 9th five-year NSEDP 2021-2025, formulation of the five-year NSEDP 2026-2030 and the SDG 2030. The Fifth Lao Population and Housing Census is planned for March 2025, with census moment scheduled at midnight on the night of 1st to 2nd March 2025.

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Cervical Cancer Elimination

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Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. However, in 2020, an estimated 341,800 women died from cervical cancer globally.1 The annual number of new cases of cervical cancer has been projected to increase from 570,000 to 700,000 between 2018 and 2030, with the annual number of deaths projected to increase from 311,000 to 400,0002. Most of these deaths occurred in low- and lower-middle income countries (LMICs) due to inadequate access to cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment.

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The impact of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women and Girls

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women and Girls

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The trend of modern Family Planning coverage was increasing until COVID-19 hit.

Lockdowns and limited movement reduced access to services. Telehealth and advocacy  stabilised the drop in 2021. The drop in Family Planning use corresponded to the increase in the number of live births.

In 2020 and 2021, contraceptive use dropped. Consequently, the unsafe abortion rate has dramatically increased, due to the limited of access to contraceptives which in turns increased unintended pregnancy.

There is a known correlation between contraceptive use and the number of unsafe abortions.

As more skilled midwives are deployed, community based SRH services improve. Midwives can deliver Family Planning services, antenatal care, safe delivery care and postnatal care, in short all the services which we have long known to reduce Maternal Deaths.

Telehealth was tested in Luang Prabang to mitigate  disruptions of essential SRMNCAH services. Regular, timely follow up of pregnant women by health worker contributed to reduced maternal mortality in the province.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Overview

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Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) – including voluntary family planning and maternal health – for all women and young people is a human right and critical to saving lives, advancing development and promoting gender equality. It is at the core of sustainable development. The Lao Government has integrated this in national frameworks and for SDG Indicator 5.6.2 which seeks to measure the extent to which countries have national laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men aged 15 years and older to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education, Lao PDR scores 96 out of 100. 

 

UNFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) program assists the government to improve quality and use of integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health services, particularly among the most vulnerable groups, including ethnic groups and young people. We support the full implementation of the National Family Planning Action Plan and the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategy to address disparities in accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health and family planning. We support the country to build an effective midwifery programme towards safe motherhood and childbirth. Our interventions are heavy on prevention and where returns on investment are highest for cost effectiveness. 

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