Children Speak Out Against Violence during COVID-19: Urgent Call to Governments for Intervention to Protect Vulnerable Children

Bangkok, Thailand, 19 November 2020 More than 100 child participants across East Asia convened with government officials to discuss the increased instances of child violence experienced during COVID-19 at World Vision’s Asia Pacific Child Well-Being Learning Exchange forum yesterday. The virtual event, organised in partnership with UNICEF East Asia and Pacific, was introduced to bring together government, […]

WHO Commends Thailand for Its Efforts and Experiences in Curbing COVID-19

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Grebreyesus commended Thailand’s efforts and experiences in curbing COVID-19 at the World Health Assembly. He also urged “all countries to follow Thailand” on this issue.   Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on 13 November 2020 delivered a statement at the closure of the resumed session of the […]

COVID-19: Consequences of ‘chronic under-investment in public health’ laid bare: Tedros

A global chronic under-investment in public health has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, which must now lead to a major re-think in how all societies value health, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was making closing remarks at the closing of WHO’s governing body, the World Health Assembly, which finalized its […]

Thailand Highlights Four Key Elements to Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has emphasized the importance of public health cooperation, in particular on vaccine security, regional stability in order to create an environment conducive for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and for economic recovery.   The Prime Minister on 12 November 2020 delivered his statement at the Plenary session of the 37th ASEAN Summit via […]

Mental health – an important issue that might be overlooked during the pandemic

COVID-19 is largest pandemic for over a century. Its effects have spread around the world, profoundly impacting every sector.   It has affected everyone’s way of life, but not just physical health. Mental health has also become a significant issue.   Spokesperson for the Department of Mental Health, Apichat Jariyavilas, has talked about how social […]

IOM Lao People’s Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #6 (Oct 2020)

SITUATION OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 44 million confirmed cases, and over one million deaths around the globe since 16 January 2020. The outbreak has caused unprecedented impacts on human mobility and leave migrants and mobile populations among the most vulnerable as they often lack access to social security. Lao People’s Democratic […]