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Mission Statement

FHI's mission is to improve lives worldwide through the synergistic strengths of research and programs in public health.

Programme Description

1. Family Health International (FHI) is a nonprofit organization actively involved in the implementation of HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and care programs in more than 50 countries. FHI aims to maintain low HIV prevalence among service women (SWs), considered to be a most-at-risk population (MARP) in Laos, in an effort to maintain negligible HIV rates among the general population. FHI/Laos program focuses on increasing quality and coverage of a minimum package of services (MPS) for SW in four USAID provincial hotspots: 1) Vientiane; 2) Savannakhet; 3) Luang Prabang; and, 4) Champasak.  The MPS approach, which includes the provision of targeted HIV prevention and services for MARPs, will continue to support services in the provincial SW wellness centers, to promote participatory behavior change communication (BCC) activities, to support sexually transmitted infection (STI) and VCT services, and to provide referrals to HIV care and treatment.  Moreover, FHI has provided technical assistance (TA) in surveillance, as requested by the Laos National Centre for HIV/AIDS/STI (CHAS) and technical assistance in MSM and FSW programming to the Lao PDR GFATM program.

2.PREVENT Objectives (2009-2014)

To PREVENT emergence and spread, the project will :

1.       Develop a strategic framework for risk reduction

2.       Characterize behaviors and practices of individuals and organizations that increase the risk of transmission from animals to humans

3.       Identify high-risk groups that are particularly vulnerable to being exposed to and infected by new disease threats of animal origin

4.       Develop, validate and implement effective social, behavior change and communication interventions that raise awareness among the general public and policy makers on risks and lead to appropriate actions needed to minimize emerging pandemic threats

3. This award supports USAID’s goal to reduce the global prevalence
of NTDs by 50% among 70% of the affected population,
contributing to the control and possible elimination of several
• Lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis)
• Schistosomiasis (snail fever)
• Three soil-transmitted helmiths (hookworm, roundworm,
and whipworm)
• Trachoma (blinding eye infection)

Contact Details

Address: Lao Plaza Hotel, 2nd Floor (Shop End, H and I) 1. 63, Samsenthai Rd., Vientiane, Lao PDR
Telephone: +856 (021) 218839; 218834
Fax: N/A
Contact Person: 1. Phayvieng Philakone; 2. Cecile Lantican, 1. Program Manager; 2. Country Coordinator
Other Contact:, Admin Officer

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 1->5
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 100000 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 1999
Country of Origin:


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Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Technical Support for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment - RDM/A

Start Date: Aug 20th 2007
The purpose of the RDM/A project is to provide technical support to USAID HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment programs focused on MARPs. ...
Luang Prabang
Vientiane Municipality
- Health Care