provided health education and distributed promotional tools about the COVID-19 vaccination in four target districts in Savannakhet province.
The Concerning the Project on Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Support in Lao PDR (AHP) is implemented in 4 districts in Savannakhet province, with funding from the Australian Government through Oxfam in Laos, in partnership with the Ministry of Health through the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, and operated by the Association of Rural Mobilisation and Improvement (ARMI).
The provision of health education information to people and young students in rural areas has led to a greater awareness and understanding of the COVID-19 disease , which is crucial in preventing and avoiding the spread of the epidemic within the community. The distribution of advertising tools is another part of our project's activities aimed to disseminating accurate information widely. We are working in collaboration with the district public office, coordinators, health education units, mobile medical teams, and small hospitals to travel to 4 target cities and administer vaccines during the regular rounds at each designated point.
We have successfully provided health education on routine vaccinations and distributed promotional tools worth 11 million kip to a total of 774 participants including 437 women, 87 routine vaccination service recipients, 2 pregnant women, and 1 disabled person.