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Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Health and Nutrition Services Access Project : Environmental Assessment : Social Assessment (English)

The development objective of the Health and Nutrition Services Access Project for Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is to improve access to quality health and nutrition services in targeted areas of Lao PDR. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (1) provide refresher training on national health insurance (NHI) related topics to the health staff at the subnational level; (2) conduct regular monitoring and focus on coaching at the health facility staff; (3) improve quality of health care services for better services to meet the needs of population; (4) allocate enough of qualified staff to appropriate work at the health facilities; and (5) encourage and closely support village authorities to promote NHI at the community level.


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    Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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    Environmental Assessment

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    Lao People's Democratic Republic,

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Social Assessment

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    ethnic group; access to health care service; health facility; delivery of health care services; use of health care service; Ethnic Minorities; maternal and child health; Social Assessment; access to health service; Maternal and Child Mortality; Human Resources for Health; maternal and child nutrition; health and nutrition education; access to health facility; quality of service delivery; quality of health care; quality health care; quality of health services; number of ethnic groups; delivery of health services; economic development plan; millennium development goal; access to basic service; remote rural community; health information system; language barrier; traditional birth attendant; basic health care; Broad Community Support; Public Finance Management; rational drug use; maternal mortality rate; public health service; international good practice; adverse social impact; social and environmental; vulnerable social group; wealth quintile; economic growth rate; least developed country; society and culture; lack of opportunity; Health Service Delivery; reproductive health service; expansion of education; channels of distribution; financial management responsibility; essential health services; agriculture and forestry; source of funding; financial management capacity; adolescent birth rate; total fertility rate; natural disaster risk; drugs and supplies; health risk behavior; financial management information; use of information; management and administration; health facility level; standard of care; water supply coverage; disbursement linked indicators; poverty incidence rate; remote rural area; service delivery improvement; health seeking behavior; infant mortality rate; finance expenditures; improved water source; health service personnel; Public Financial Management; skilled birth attendants; young child feeding; lower secondary school; quality of water; national health insurance; financing for health; health care expenditure; nurses and midwives; water supply system; density of doctor; public health facility; community participants



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Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Health and Nutrition Services Access Project : Environmental Assessment : Social Assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.