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Australia and Laos agree on large-scale COVID-19 vaccination support
Today, Australia and Laos officially announced that Australia will provide a grant of AUD 15.2 million for the rollout of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in Laos.
Australia’s grant will provide around 1 million doses in addition to other critical support such as training of health professionals to safely administer the doses and access to some of Australia’s leading health regulatory institutions. (Read more)
Australia &Laos: Enhanced cooperation on COVID-19 response and recovery
H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Ministry of Planning and Investment, and Jane Chandler, Chargé d'Affaires of the Australian Embassy in Lao PDR, met today to reaffirm their commitment to the collaboration on COVID-19 response, recovery and resilience. Both sides agreed to coordinate across government to ensure our resources are effectively mobilised to deliver development outcomes for Lao PDR... (Read more)
Assisting the Fight Against Falsified Medicines in Laos
The Australian Government is pleased to announce AUD 1 million dollars to strengthen the national drug quality laboratories of Lao PDR and Cambodia. The grant will be provided over 2 years through specialist NGO United States Pharmacopeia.. (Read more)
Australian support for Safe and Effective Vaccines in Laos
The Australian Government announced a new AUD500 million Regional Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. (Read more)