ADB supports health security in Laos, Mekong region
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao government have signed an agreement for a 12 million-USD loan and grant package from 2017 to 2022, to bolster health security in 12 provinces of Laos and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
At the singing ceremony (Source: ADB.org)
The package will support the Lao government's efforts to improve the control of emerging infectious diseases such as SARS and bird flu, as well as hospital services, reported the English-language newspaper of Laos Vientiane Times on February 5.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Officer-In-Charge at the ADB's Laos Resident Mission Steven Schipani said that effective infectious disease control and prevention is a regional priority.