NIPN-NNIS collaboration meeting

May 13, 2024

On 25th April 2024, the NIPN (National Information Platform for Nutrition) and NNIS (National Nutrition Information System) held their first joint technical meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vientiane Capital to discuss the implementation and best practices around collaboration between NNIS and NIPN in Lao PDR.

The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone, Director General, DRI, MPI, Dr. Chansaly Phommavong, Deputy Director General, DPF, MOH, Dr. Vilayvone Phommachanh, Deputy Director General, SPRI, LASES, and Mr. Hari Vinathan, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF.

Agreement was reached among all participants present at the meeting to launch the following four action plans:

1. Integration of application/dashboard between NIPN and NNIS at both national and sub-national levels
2. Joint research activities and policymaking using routine data
3. Integration of capacity-building programs at national and sub-national levels
4. Joint research dissemination

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