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Médecins du Monde

Mission Statement

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.  

Programme Description

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.

Objective 1: Capacity building of the health facility staff and improve/ sustain the quality of technical supervision

Objective 2: Reinforce health education in the villages and improve the villagers’ health seeking behavior

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.

Contact Details

Address: Ban Nathongchong , Lao PDR P.O Box 204
Telephone: +856 +856 (0)64-312508
Fax: +856 +856 (0)64-312509
Contact Person: ,
Other Contact: Sachiko Kumazawa, Country Director

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 6->10
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 0 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 2010
Country of Origin: France and Japan


Houaphan Province

Address: Houaphan Province


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Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Enhancement of pediatric systems in Houaphan province through capacity building of health personnel at district hospitals, health centres, and village health committee

Start Date: Feb 1st 2017
Brief overview of pediatric project The new project has been developed since the beginning of 2016 through conducting medical field research, ...
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