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MSF first worked in Laos in 1989 and closed its projects in 2007.

MSF provided support to communities in Laos from 1989, handing over our last project in 2007.

MSF first worked in Laos in 1989 at the outset of the repatriation of Thailand’s Laotian refugees to the country. In 1992, we began running a technical assistance programme where we provided training at hospitals for local staff and renovated hospitals to improve their quality and expand services. We responded to a cholera outbreak in 1994, and in 1998 began distributing rice to families who were relocated by the Laotian government.

We opened an HIV project in Savannakhet province in 2001, working until 2007, when we handed it over to the Ministry of Health. 

Training session for COVID-19 in Cambodia
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Preparing for COVID-19 in South-East Asia

Interview 5 Mar 2020
MSF has started an intervention for the outbreak of COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting preparedness efforts to fend off coronavirus

Voices from the Field 14 Feb 2020
Journal article

Hepatitis B virus in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: a cross sectional serosurvey in different cohorts

23 Aug 2014
Journal article
Basic Health units and mobile clinics for displaced people in Peshawar district
Women's health

International Women's Day 2014: Forced to Flee

Voices from the Field 7 Mar 2014

Hidden Behind Barbed Wire

Report 20 May 2009

Zeroing in on AIDS

Project Update 18 Aug 2004

MSF treats first patient with anti-retrovirals in Laos

Press Release 24 Oct 2003

Urgent need to kick-start R&D for killer diseases in poor countries

Press Release 14 Mar 2002