Singapore-Laos Collaboration to Raise the Standard of Physiotherapy Education in Laos | Lao Tribune

Singapore-Laos Collaboration to Raise the Standard of Physiotherapy Education in Laos

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF), Singapore Health Service (SingHealth) and the Faculty of Medical Technology at the University of Health Sciences (FMT-UHS) have come together to raise the overall quality of physiotherapy education in Laos so that more persons with disabilities can enjoy a positive quality of life.

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is also Patron of the SIF, attended the fifth training workshop held on Jan 13 at the Faculty of Medical Technology at the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane, a significant gesture that reflected Singapore’s warm and longstanding relations with Laos.

“At the Singapore International Foundation, we connect communities and enable international collaborations to effect positive change. Through this alliance of good with our Lao friends, we hope to empower more people with disabilities to overcome their challenges to lead fuller, more productive and meaningful lives,” said SIF’s Executive Director, Ms Jean Tan.

“This partnership by the people of both Singapore and Laos is testament to the good that can come when we work together, and share resources and expertise to solve common societal challenges to uplift lives,” she said.

“We are delighted at the partnership to enhance the overall quality of physiotherapy education in Laos. The collaborative effort has not only positively impacted physiotherapists, but also the wider healthcare professionals within our community. We appreciate this friendship with Singapore and look forward to deepening this relationship,” said Vice Dean, Faculty of Medical Technology, University of Health Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Dr Bouathep Phoumin.

Source: Lao News Agency