Continuing Training on Healthcare Ethics to Improve the Quality of Health Care Services

PSI/Laos and The Health Science University, and Ministry of Health of Lao PDR held refresher training on health care ethics in Vientiane Capital on November 30th, 2021. The event was led by the trainers from the Association of Obstetrics – Gynecology and provided training for 39 healthcare officers from central, provincial, and district hospitals from across the country. Also, in attendance were relevant departments such as the Department of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Department of Food and Drug, and the Maternal and Child Health Center of the Ministry of Health.

Based on the need to improve the quality of health services, especially the prevention of unsafe abortions. The purpose of the training was to ensure that the health workers from the central, provincial, and district hospitals understand and adhere to the principles of medical treatment and services for unsafe abortion prevention and for provision of safe abortion. Also, the Ministry of Health will facilitate and provide technical support for the implementation of the prevention of unsafe abortions under the National Strategic Plan for Integrating Reproductive Health, Maternal, Newborn, and Adolescents (RMNCA 2016).