LAO RED CROSS SOCIETY
Like other National Societies, Lao Red Cross acts as an auxiliary to the Government. The National Society conducts activities within a range of programmes including emergency response, water and sanitation, health, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, livelihoods, first aid, HIV/AIDS, dissemination of humanitarian values, tracing and youth.
In September 2002 Lao Red Cross and its key partners signed the region’s first Cooperation Agreement Strategy. Lao Red Cross works in collaboration with a number of ministries, and has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) or development contracts with a number of National Societies in support of its programmes.
A strategic 5-year development plan outlines the strategic areas on which Lao Red Cross focuses. There is a well-established participatory annual planning process.
Lao Red Cross Society
- 24 April - 27 April
National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training with a focus on gender and diversity | 27-31 March 2017 | Lao PDR27 March - 31 March
- 22 March - 24 March
- 22 March - 24 March
Workshop on Communication Strategy for Blood Donation of Lao National Blood Transfusion Centre | 13-17 March 2017 | Lao PDR13 March - 17 March
- 21 February
- 13 January - 17 January
- 14 January
Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV) Training for Community Volunteers in the Highest Malaria and Dengue Prevalence District | 19-21 December 2016 | Lao PDR29 December , 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7
Community-Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA): Mosquito Borne Diseases and Vector Control and Epidemic Control for Volunteers | 14-16 December 2016 | Lao PDR14 December , 2016 - 16 December , 2016
Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) Peer Educators Training | 12-16 December 2016 | Lao PDR12 December , 2016 - 16 December , 2016
Southeast Asia Behavior Change Training: Risks, Attitude, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation (RANAS) Approach | 8-9 November 2016 | Cambodia8 November , 2016 8:00 am - 9 November , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7
- 5 April , 2016 8:00 am - 8 April , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7
- 17 February , 2016 8:00 am - 18 February , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7
- 29 July , 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7
- 25 March , 2013 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7
Branch Offices: 18 provincial offices (chapters) with
92 district branches.
Date Established: Formed: 1 January 1955; Recognized by ICRC: 23 May 1957; admitted into IFRC: 20 October 1957.
IFRC Country Delegation? No.
Key persons: President: Mr. Khamhoung Heuangvongsy, Vice-President: Thongphachan Sonnasinh, Vice-President: Assoc.Prof.Dr Sing Menorath
Legal Status: Lao Red Cross was officially recognised as an
independent National Red Cross Society following the politiburo Decree of December 1992 and the Prime Ministerial Decree of December 1993. A further Decree in 1999 (Prime Minister 138/PM, dated 13 May 2013) approved the role and status of the Lao Red Cross and defined a clear organizational structure at the headquarters
Major Partners: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners: French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Luxembourg Red Cross, Swiss Red Cross, Korean Red Cross, Red Cross Society of China, Japan Red Cross, Vietnam Red Cross, Thai Red Cross.
Program Overview: Blood service is implemented throughout the whole country (18 Provinces)
- Impacts of Disasters on the Education Sector in Lao PDR
- Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Education Sector in Lao PDR
- Building Urban Resilience project – Laos profile
- Lao Red Cross Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015
- Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Manual in Lao PDR
- Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Programme: Guideline for Selection of Red Cross Volunteer
- Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Volunteer Manual (Version 2.0) August 2011
- Booklet on Floods (in Lao)
- Disaster Response and Contingency Planning Guide (2007
Posters: Gender and Diversity in Disasters series
- Minimum Standard in Disasters for Men and Women and Challenges: Rights, Access, Participation and Safety (in Lao)
- Minimum Standard in Disasters for Men and Women and Challenges: Disaster Risk Reduction (in Lao)
- Minimum Standard in Disasters for Men and Women and Challenges: Health (in Lao)
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Promotion programme
Document library - Lao