Establishment of a National Information Platorm for Nutrition (NIPN), a central hub to convey evidence-
based nutrition and health data to stakeholders in Lao PDR”
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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)
Capacity needs assessment at the north region

To continue assessing the capabilities of NIPN stakeholders at the province level, especially in the northern region of Phongsaly and Oudomxay, the Data and Policy Analysis Unit, led by Mr. Souphit Darachanthra, a senior advisor at DRI, and Dr. Vilaiyvone Phomemachan,...

The first joint quarterly meeting for 2023

The first joint quarterly meeting of 2023 was organized by the Data analysis unit on 10 May 2023 at Thavisouk Hotel, Vangvieng district, Vientiane province. The meeting was hosted by Mme Sisomboun Ounavong Director General of the International Cooperation Department,...

First Intensive Training for Policy Analysis Unit in 2023

The first intensive training for policy analysis unit took place at the Thavisouk hotel in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province. The event was chaired by Dr. Vilivone Phommachanh, Deputy Director General of the Social-Economic Policy Research Institute (SPRI), and...

First intensive training of data analysis unit for 2023

The Data Analysis Unit of NIPN– Development Research Institute (DRI), Ministry of Planning and Investment organized a 4-day intensive training on data analysis from April 4th to 7th, 2023 in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, Lao PDR. Over 20 government staff...

New routine data has been updated

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:...

Training material for 2022 is now available

We are excited to announce that the training material for the year 2022 is now readily accessible for download on the NIPN website. You can find the materials on the learning hub section of the event page. We have made sure that the materials are easy to download and...

New data for maternal and child health

We are pleased to inform you that the latest data on maternal and child health has been updated through the fourth quarter of 2022. You can now access the detailed information by visiting the dashboard on our website. The data includes up-to-date statistics on...

Introduce NIPN website V2

The new version 2 of the NIPN website has been designed with the goal of significantly improving both the functionalities and user experiences. With the aim to make the website more user-friendly, we have made sure that navigation between pages is more seamless and...

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

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About Lao PDR

Country Area 236800 Km2
Land Area 230800 Km2
Agriculture Area 21004.7 Km2
Forest Area 166300 Km2
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 newnorn 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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