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World Education in the Lao PDR (WEI)

War Victims Medical Fund

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Since 1996, World Education has supported unexploded ordnance (UXO) survivors and their families through administering the War Victims Medical Fund (WVMF), funded by the U.S. government. More than 1,000 UXO survivors have received support from the WVMF for their emergency and ongoing medical costs. Since July 2016, World Education operates the fund in partnership with the National Regulatory Authority, the government agency in charge of UXO issues.

The fund provides essential support to anyone injured by UXO nationwide, covering

·       Immediate and ongoing medical care

·       Surgery costs

·       Dental services

·       Assistive devices

·       Transportation within Laos

·       Accommodation during hospital stay

·       Food allowance during hospital stay (including two family members)

·       Contribution towards a religious ceremony or funeral.

For more information about accessing the WVMF, contact the NRA hotline at 1603 or World Education at (856-21) 214524.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jan 1st 1996 Dec 31st 2020 1 0

Project Coordinator Project Partners

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Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Attapeu Province
Bokeo Province
Bolikhamxay Province
Champasack Province
Houaphan Province
Khammouane Province
Luang Namtha Province
Luang Prabang Province
Oudomxay Province
Phongsaly Province
Saravan Province
Savannakhet Province
Sekong Province
Vientiane Municipality
Vientiane Province
Xaisomboun Province
Xayaboury Province
Xiengkhouang Province

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Emergency and Humanitarian Relief
Health Care - Disability, Rehabilitation & Victim Assistance

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