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Launch of National Information Platforms for Nutrition in Lao PDR

Vientiane October, 2018

The National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) was successfully launched on 5th October 2018 at a high-level inception workshop in Vientiane. The event brought together key stakeholders and representatives from government ministries/department implementing nutrition specific and sensitive interventions in the country. H.E. Dr Kikeo Chanthabouly, Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment, H.E Leo Faber, the EU Ambassador to Lao PDR and Mr. Octavian Bivol, UNICEF Country Representative, co-chaired the event.

NIPN aims at strengthening capacity of government institutions to manage and analyze data from relevant sectors to track progress and nutrition investments in the country as well as inform policies and decisions on nutrition in Lao PDR.

The Government of Lao PDR reaffirmed its commitment to improving the wellbeing of women and children through use of data for evidence-based planning, decision making and public financing for children.