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News Laos Health: Green algae, blue water

Published on: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Green algae, blue water
News source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2020/01/16/2003729321

Both the Mekong’s strange color and the algae have heightened worries about the health of the river that more than 60 million ... wrought by two new hydropower dams that have come online in Laos in ...

News Laos Health: Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam
News source: https://www.metro.us/reuters/money/amid-hydropower-boom-laos-streams-ahead-latest-mekong-dam

Laos' first mainstream Mekong hydropower project. Faced with growing pressure from dams, pollution and sand mining, concerns are mounting about the health of the river and those whose livelihoods ...

News Laos Health: Laos’s latest dam project sets of alarm bells about the Mekong’s health

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Laos’s latest dam project sets of alarm bells about the Mekong’s health
News source: http://asianews.it/news-en/Laoss-latest-dam-project-sets-of-alarm-bells-about-the-Mekongs-health-49239.html

The government is aiming for a dam that can produce 1,460 megawatts of electricity for export to Thailand and Vietnam. Construction is expected to begin in late 2020 or early 2021. Critics want data on its economic, environmental and social impact.  

News Laos Health: Green algae, blue water add to fears over Mekong health

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
Green algae, blue water add to fears over Mekong health
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1833439/green-algae-blue-water-add-to-fears-over-mekong-health

Both the Mekong's strange colour and the algae have heightened worries about the health of the river that more than 60 million people in Southeast ... change and faces uncertain changes wrought by two ...

News Laos Health: 10 Most Important Infectious Disease Stories of 2019: Outbreak News Today

Published on: Saturday 28 December 2019
10 Most Important Infectious Disease Stories of 2019: Outbreak News Today
News source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/10-most-important-infectious-disease-stories-of-2019-outbreak-news-today-49124/

Time will tell. While we don’t have the complete picture for malaria globally in 2019, in December, the World Health Organization released the World malaria report 2019. What we find in the report is ...

News Laos Health: Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children

Published on: Monday 11 November 2019
Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children
News source: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20191112/Vaccine-decreases-chances-of-severe-pneumonia-in-children.aspx

Researchers collaborated with the Laos National Immunization Program Ministry of Health, Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit, the University of Health Sciences and the World ...

News Laos Health: Calls for Thailand to offer welfare protection for migrant workers

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Calls for Thailand to offer welfare protection for migrant workers
News source: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-thailand-offer-welfare-protection-migrant-workers

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng requested the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to help urge Thailand to provide a national cross-border social security scheme for migrant workers of five countries before 2021. The request came at a meeting with Regional Director for IOM Asia-Pacific Nentte Motus on Wednesday evening at the ministry.

News Laos Health: From Laos to America: Hmong family finds refuge in U.S.

Published on: Friday 04 October 2019
From Laos to America: Hmong family finds refuge in U.S.
News source: https://thebusinessjournal.com/from-laos-to-america-hmong-family-finds-refuge-in-u-s/

She was born in Laos, the daughter of Hmong farmers ... Va Lee, fell victim to a mental health disorder stemming from a childhood illness that left her unable to take care of her family. Silver lining ...

News Laos Health: Foreign Office Minister begins 4-day visit to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand

Published on: Monday 16 September 2019
Foreign Office Minister begins 4-day visit to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand
News source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fco-minister-for-asia-and-the-pacific-begins-four-day-visit-to-laos-cambodia-and-thailand

She will also meet Health Minister Bounkong Sihavong to discuss UK-Laos co-operation in tackling anti-microbial resistance. The Minister will visit UK funded de-mining projects that work with ...

News Laos Health: Population-based bloodstream infection surveillance in rural Thailand, 2007–2014

Published on: Thursday 09 May 2019
Population-based bloodstream infection surveillance in rural Thailand, 2007–2014
News source: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-6775-4

Bloodstream infection (BSI) surveillance is essential to characterize the public health threat of bacteremia. We summarize BSI epidemiology in rural Thailand over an eight year period. Population-based surveillance captured clinically indicated blood cultures and associated antimicrobial susceptibility results performed in all 20 hospitals in Nakhon Phanom (NP) and Sa Kaeo (SK) provinces. BSIs were classified as community-onset (CO) when positive cultures were obtained ≤2 days after hospital admission and hospital-onset (HO) thereafter. Hospitalization denominator data were available for incidence estimates for 2009–2014. From 2007 to 2014 a total of 11,166 BSIs were identified from 134,441 blood cultures. Annual CO BSI incidence ranged between 89.2 and 123.5 cases per 100,000 persons in SK and NP until 2011. Afterwards, CO incidence remained stable in SK and increased in NP, reaching 155.7 in 2013. Increases in CO BSI incidence over time were limited to persons aged ≥50 years. Ten pathogens, in rank order, accounted for > 65% of CO BSIs in both provinces, all age-groups, and all years: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella non-typhi spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae, Acinetobacter spp., Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. HO BSI incidence increased in NP from 0.58 cases per 1000 hospitalizations in 2009 to 0.91 in 2014, but were higher (ranging from 1.9 to 2.3) in SK throughout the study period. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production among E. coli isolates and multi-drug resistance among Acinetobacter spp. isolates was common (> 25% of isolates), especially among HO cases (> 50% of isolates), and became more common over time, while methicillin-resistance among S. aureus isolates (10%) showed no clear trend. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae were documented in 2011–2014. Population-based surveillance documented CO BSI incidence estimates higher than previously reported from Thailand and the region, with temporal increases seen in older populations. The most commonly observed pathogens including resistance profiles were similar to leading pathogens and resistance profiles worldwide, thus; prevention strategies with demonstrated success elsewhere may prove effective in Thailand.

News Laos Health: Smog hobbles health and North Thailand tourism

Published on: Monday 06 May 2019
News source: https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2019/05/smog-hobbles-health-and-north-thailand-tourism/comment-page-1/

Inflicting immeasurable damage on the health of residents and incalculable losses on the ... deliberately started by agricultural arsonists the blame game plays out. In Laos, the Vientiane Times last ...

News Laos Health: Psychiatric Times® Releases May 2019 Issue

Published on: Tuesday 07 May 2019
News source: https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/news/psychiatric-times-releases-may-issue/article_f9da06c3-4dca-5ad4-9481-6a2d9698c369.html

Featured stories include: Former Editorial Director Susan Kweskin takes readers on a medical and spiritual journey through the mental health landscape of Laos, a country that has only two ...

News Laos Health: TRCS Distributes Flat Bottom Boats and Computers to Lao Red Cross

Published on: Tuesday 07 May 2019
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/lao-peoples-democratic-republic/trcs-distributes-flat-bottom-boats-and-computers-lao-red

(Retd) Amnat Barlee, M.D., Director of the Relief and Community Health Bureau of the Thai Red ... clothes and toothpaste to support the Lao Red Cross’s disaster preparedness and response operations.

News Laos Health: Social Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects to Improve Nutrition in Lao PDR

Published on: Thursday 09 May 2019
News source: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2019/05/08/social-protection-and-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-projects-to-improve-nutrition-in-lao-pdr

“A child born in Lao PDR today is only 45 percent as productive as she would be if she enjoyed complete education and full health. Investing in improved nutrition means building the nation’s human ...