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based nutrition and health data to stakeholders in Lao PDR”
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  • 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)
Bi-monthly technical meeting for DAU

The Data Analysis Unit (DAU) of the National Information Platforms for Nutrition held its bi-monthly technical meeting on 15 February 2024 in the meeting room of the Ministry of Planning and Investment building. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone,...

Policy Analysis first bi-monthly technical meeting 2024

On 8th February, 2024, the Policy Analysis Unit held a technical meeting at the Lao Academy of Social and Economic Sciences.  The technical meeting was chaired by Ousavanh Thiengthepvongsa, Director-General of the Socio-Economic Policy Research Institute. The...

NIPN Dissemination at Salavan Health College by DAU

The Data Analysis Unit (DAU) held the NIPN dissemination for academia at Salavan Health College on 17 January 2024. The dissemination was co-chaired by Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone, General Director of Development Research Institute (DRI), Ministry of Planning and...

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:...

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  • Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance in Lao PDR (SUN CSA)

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Nutrition Status of Children under 5


  • Country Area             23680 Km2
  • Land Area                   23080 Km2
  • Agriculture Area      2104.7 Km2
  • Forest Area                 16630 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

Stunting 33
Wasting 9
Underweight 21.1
Overweight 3
Anemia in Children 44.1
Source: LSIS II (2017)

Infant and Young Child Feeding

Maternal and Child Health

Water and Sanitation

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)
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)
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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