Humana People to People Laos
Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR - Pillar 3: Partnership for Increased Resilience and Improved Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Communities in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR
Since the beginning of 2019, the project partners Health Poverty Action (HPA), Humana Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo (Humana FPP) and Khammouane Province Health Office (PHO) have been implementing a food and nutrition security project in 100 villages, 6 districts of Khammouane: Bualapha, Mahaxay, Thakek, Nhommalath, Xaybuathong and Khounkham. The project is funded by the European Union.
Khammouane Province has higher child mortality rates than the national average, and high maternal and infant malnutrition. Approximately 30% of Children Under 5 are stunted, 22% are wasted and 22% are underweight. Especially remote and ethnic minority communities struggle to access health care. The project aims to increase the availability of and access to nutritious food, create an environment that is conducive to improved nutrition, and strengthen authorities' capacities on food and nutrition security.
TB Active Case Finding Project in Bolikhamxay Province, Lao PDR
HPP Laos is a sub-recipient of Global Fund funding under the National TB Centre. The project aims to raise awareness of TB in rural communities in Pakkading, Bolikhan and Pakxan Districts of Bolikhamxay, to identify presumptive cases through screening and contact tracing, and to refer them to be tested in Health Centres for diagnosis. People affected by TB receive treatment adherence support through training on TB, improved nutrition to facilitate recovery and improve overall health, and the establishment of psychosocial support structures at household level.