Health Leadership International (HLI) on Monday presented ten echography machines worth over 650 million kip (US$80,000) to representatives of 10 district hospitals in Khammuan and Bolikhamxay.
The package represents support from the government of the United States of America.
The beneficiary districts include Thaprabath, Bolikhan, Xaychamphone, Khamkeuth, and Viengthong in Bolikhamxay Province and Boualapha, Xaybouathong, Nakai, Yommalath and Mahaxay in Khammuan Province.
HLI is currently training medical staff in the ten districts on how to use echography machines and how to conduct primary diagnosis and basic health checkups to ensure that they can contribute to the improvement of the quality of lives of local people and reduce maternal and child mortality rates.
Health Leadership International is a volunteer organization that strengthens health systems in the Lao PDR. It partners with local leaders to educate, train and advance creative sustainable healthcare solutions.
Source: Lao News Agency