MMG Improves Maternal, Child Health Services in Vilabouly District | Lao Tribune

MMG Improves Maternal, Child Health Services in Vilabouly District

MMG Sepon on May 25 donated 12 sets of medical equipment worth 157 million Kip (US$19,080) to 12 health centres in Vilabouly District to enhance the capacity of maternal and child health services in host communities.

The equipment pack includes 12 sets of delivery sets, Fetal Doppler, Lamp Examinations, baby scales and dressing sets.

I am proud of this positive contribution to creating direct benefits and improvement to maternal and child health in our host communities. In line with our values, MMG is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our employees. This contribution will improve access to necessary healthcare service by our local employees and their extended families, as well as other community members, said Mr Viboon Sithimolada, Manager Corporate and Community Affairs, MMG LXML Sepon.

It is my pleasure to witness this significant contribution. These items are necessary to providing better healthcare service for local communities, said Dr Chanthovong Phuangvichit, Acting Head of District Health Office.

The equipment will also enhance the capacity of medical staff to treat maternal and child health issues at the early stage which will result in the reduction of mortality rate, he added.

LXML has also invested US$3 million in a unique partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Lao Women’s Union and UNICEF to address maternal and child malnutrition through the ‘1000 Day Project’. The project has reached more than 250,000 children and trained more than 1,600 staff of the Lao Women’s Union.

Since the operation commenced in 2002, LXML has provided extensive support to health care sector including the support to Vilabouly District Hospital by building a new ward, and providing ambulances and other medical equipment to Savannakhet Hospital, Mittaphab hospital. LXML also sponsors the annual Lao Pediatrics’ Conference through Health Frontiers in Vientiane.

Source: Lao News Agency