Establishment of a National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN), a central hub to convey evidence-
based nutrition and health data to stakeholders in Lao PDR”
Establishment of a national Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) which is capable of generating evidenced based nutrition and health information from all sectors from all sectors for policy dialogue to improve nutrition programmed to alleviate malnutrition Read more >>
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Our partners:

  • European Union (EU)
  • The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Our Stakeholders:

  • Lao Statistic Bureau (LSB)
  • Ministry of Health (MOH)


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  • Ministry of Education and Sport (MoES)
The fourth intensive training (PAU)

The fourth intensive training session, titled "Understanding Policy Analysis Toolbox Part 3," took place in Vangvieng District, Vientiane Province, from November 21st to 24th, 2023. This session was a continuation of the third intensive training, "How to Conduct...

The fourth intensive training for 2023 (DAU)

The final intensive training session for the data analysis unit, which was the fourth in a series of trainings throughout 2023, was held in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, from November 28th to December 1st, 2023. The primary objective of this session was to...

Intensive training 3 for DAU (2023)

The third intensive training session for the data analysis unit took place in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, from November 7th to 10th, 2023. This session was part of a series of four trainings scheduled throughout the year. The primary objective was to...

Raw data on Nutrition Sentinel Surveillance

Raw data on Nutrition Sentinel Surveillance (Round 1) for 2022 and 2023 has been updated on the NIPN data repository, The data represents at national level for monitoring the trend of food and nutrition status of children under 5 years. The dataset can be downloaded...

Education sector data updated to 2023

The education sector data has been refreshed with the latest information, reflecting updates up to 2023, find out here: 

Routine data updated on May 2023

The data for routine monitoring under the maternal and child health of NIPN dashboard section has been updated up to April 2023. However, some data may change over time if you have any enquiry please contact us. The new data could be found here:...

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)
  • Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance in Lao PDR (SUN CSA)

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About Lao PDR

Geography | Source: LSB
Country Area 236800 Km2
Land Area 230800 Km2
Agriculture Area 21004.7 Km2
Forest Area 166300 Km2
Demographic | Source: LSB
Total population (000) 7.5
Total under five population (%) 19.1
Total number of birth (000) 19
Under five mortality rate 10
Infant mortality rate 15
Population below poverty line(%) 18
Nutrition Status of children under 5 (%)
Stunting 33
Wasting 9
Underweight 21.1
Overweight 3
Anemia in Children 44.1
Source: LSIS II (2017)
Infant and Young Child Feeding (%)
Early Initiation of Breastfeeding 50.1
Exclusive Breastfeeding first 6 months 45
Appropriate Breastfeeding 51
Minimum Diet Diversity 45.3
Minimum Acceptable Diet 26.2
Source: LSIS II (2017)
Maternal and Child Health (%)
Visit Antenatal Care at least once with skilled health personnel 78.4
No Visit to Antenatal Care 17.9
Delivered in health facility 64.5
Post-natal health check for the newborn 47.1
Source: LSIS II (2017)
Water and Sanitation (%)
Using improved water sources of drinking water 83.9
Drink appropriate water treatment method 36.8
Hand-washing facility with soap 51.1
Using improve sanitation 73.8
Source: LSIS II (2017)

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