Laos

Ms. Wongkham Seepanya, a Vientiane-based pediatric physical therapist at the Center for Medical Rehabilitation (CMR), attended a two-month Occupational Therapy Training at Khon Kaen University (KKU), supported by the USAID-funded World Education TEAM Project.

As the only qualified doctor specializing in medical rehabilitation in Lao PDR, Associate Professor Dr. Bouathep Phoumindr is passionate about mentoring the next generation of doctors in physical medicine.

Vieng Xaiyasin, a nurse from Mahosot Hospital attended a training held by World Education Laos, to help support cleft lip and palate surgery patients improve their speech. 

Sengdueane Phommy, or Lah as he is more commonly known, is a physical therapist at the Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) in Luang Prabang, Laos. Lah has been involved in the care and rehabilitation of many inspiring cases at the hospital.

Twelve-year-old Maijua Wa was admitted to the Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) for chronic burns from a gas explosion she had sustained five months earlier. In the past several months, Maijua has received intensive medical and wound care from LFHC.

October 20, 2016
General News

On August 4 and 5, 2016, Asia Development with Disabled Persons (ADDP) Japan organized a wheelchair basketball training and demonstration match under the USAID-funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project.

October 04, 2016
Announcement

The Faculty of Medical Technology (FMT) in Laos conducted a 4-week medical rehabilitation training under the USAID and Advancing Partners & Communities funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project. On August 9, 2016, the FMT held a ceremony to officially kick off the training. The ceremony was attended by the WEL-TEAM Technical Director, Mr. Bernard Franck, as well as FMT officials and the 10 medical doctors from central and provincial hospitals who took part in the 4-week training.

World Education over the past twenty years has improved emergency medical care, vocational opportunities, and the economic status of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) accident survivors and people with disabilities in UXO impacted provinces in Laos. The Lao TEAM Project will combine World Education’s successful experience in assisting Lao UXO survivors and people with disabilities with WEI’s understanding of how to manage sub-grants, to build the capacity of local organizations, and to coordinate local and international organizations working for the same purpose.

World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 22 countries. World Education's training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. World Education is a leader in building the skills, knowledge and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.

My name is Sybounheuang Sansathit, but everyone calls me Ki. I am a prosthetist and orthoptist (P&O) at the Center for Medical Rehabilitation in Vientiane, Laos. I see about 15 patients per week. I enjoy working with people with disabilities and seeing my clients smile after their new device is fitted.

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