For 30 years MdM has been involved in treating the most vulnerable populations, bearing witness to obstacles encountered to health care access and obtaining sustainable improvements to health policies and medical practices so as to attain equal access to health care for all.
Médecins du Monde
Japon (MdM Japon) has been present since 2012 and had implemented its first
project in Champassak, which ended at the end of 2015, for the mother and child
health project in collaboration with, one of MdM’s global network, Médecins du
Monde France. MdM France had also worked in Savannakhet province from 1990 to
1997 for a surgical and obstetric program. In this way, MdM has a long working
relationship with the health authorities in Lao PDR to contribute the health of
people in Laos.
In 2017, MdM Japon launched a new pediatric project, focusing on capacity building of health facility staff and promotion of health education in the villages. The health offices at provincial and district levels, village health stakeholders are important co-implementer of our project to make sure sustainable ways of practice.
Brief overview of pediatric project
The new project has
been developed since the beginning of 2016 through conducting medical field
research, aiming at its launch in January 2017. The project is designed for 3
years at the beginning to serve better health for children under 5 years old in
Xone and Huemeuang districts, Houaphan province.
The ultimate goal
of the project: to contribute to reduce mortality and morbidity rates of
children under five years old.
Capacity building of the health facility staff and improve/ sustain the quality
of technical supervision
Reinforce health education in the villages and improve the villagers’ health
Objective 1 will be achieved through
Activity 1: IMCI ToT training, IMCI clinical training, supervision tool
review, and enhancement of on-site supervision.
Objective 2 will be achieved through
Activity 2: Training/ workshop for Village Health Committee members and
on-site supervision of Health Education/ promotion at the villages.
Other objectives and activities addressed to our project emphasis on the
collaboration with relevant health authorities to find suitable ways of working
for the health staff and the villagers to keep the functions that will be
formed through the project.
There are no networks specified
There are no partners specified
Projects and Sector of Activities