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)
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...

The 2nd joint quarterly meeting for 2023

The 2nd  joint quarterly meeting for 2023 was organized by PAU on the 31 October 2023 at the LASES meeting room, The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Ousavanh Thiengthepvongsa, Director General of SPRI, LASES , Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone, Director General of the Development...

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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