Laos (Lao PDR)
Started: 2015 / Ended: December 2018
By strengthening key skills for maternal and newborn care among health care providers, their educators, and their supervisors, MCSP improved the quality of maternal and newborn care in Luang Prabang and Sayaboury provinces. The Program supported the operationalization of the Ministry of Health’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Revised Strategy, helping to strengthen education for maternal and newborn health care providers and the roll-out of the Early Essential Newborn Care package of evidence based newborn interventions.
To read a summary of work in Laos to date, click here.
MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.
|Select Health and Demographic Data for Laos|
|GDP per capita (USD)||2,457.376|
|Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births)||197|
|Skilled birth attendant coverage||40.1%|
|Antenatal care, 4+ visits||36.9%|
|Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||28.7|
|Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||48.9|
|Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births)||63.9|
|Treatment for acute respiratory infection||54.4%|
|Oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrhea||57.4%|
|Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses)||85%|
|Modern contraceptive prevalence rate||42.7%|
|Total fertility rate||2.698|
|HIV prevalence, adult||0.3%|
|ART coverage, adult||41%|
|Density of physicians (per 1,000 population)||0.491|
|Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population)||0.959|
|Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD)||25.985|
|Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.|