More than 100 outbreaks occur around the world daily and can spread worldwide in just 36 hours due to increased global travel. We all have a responsibility to support epidemic preparedness.

On PreventEpidemics.org, you can get informed, share information and discover how you can join in to raise awareness and advocate for epidemic preparedness.

Lao PDR has had:

How Prepared Is Lao PDR?

53

Work to Do

Lao PDR has work to do to prepare for the next epidemic. They are committed to improving preparedness, but an outbreak today could cause deaths and cross borders.

Lao PDR has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

What Are Lao PDR's Strengths & Gaps?

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Top Strengths

Preparedness areas that a country has established to find, stop and prevent health threats. Learn More

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

Top Gaps

Gaps are areas that the country should prioritize to improve so they will be better prepared to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Learn More

Antimicrobial Resistance
Preparedness
Food Safety

Are Your Neighbors Ready?

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Epidemic preparedness is not just about your country; it’s a global issue. Right now Lao PDR is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
Thailand

76

Work to Do
Viet Nam

57

Work to Do
Cambodia

48

Work to Do
Myanmar

41

Work to Do
China

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Unknown

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