Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project (Additional Cofinancing to Grant 232- Lao PDR)


Project 41507-012
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Type Grant
Sector Health
Country Lao PDR
Start 2015
End 2018
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 3,150
Confinancing Source: Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund under the Health Financing Partnership Facility

Project Description

The project follows Strategy 2020, which realigns ADB's role in the health sector with emphasis on regional, intersector, and interagency cooperation, as also detailed in the operational plan for health. It is in line with ADB s Regional Cooperation and Integration Strategy, the GMS regional cooperation strategy and the country partnership strategies and country operations business plans of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The project supports regional public goods and capacity towards regional health and economic security and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for reducing child mortality and malnutrition, halting the spread of communicable diseases, and others. In partnership with WHO, the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Cooperation, the Kenan Institute Asia and other partners, it addresses critical funding gaps for the roll-out of the International Health Regulations (2005) and APSED, as well as regional strategies for the control of dengue and NTDs. Under the leadership of WHO, regional and national aid coordination mechanisms are in place including regular meetings, surveys and publications for aid coordination, technical forums, community of practice groups, and websites.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Sato, Azusa
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Epidemics are controlled without increase in aggregate mortality or negative economic impact during the project period.
  • Under-5 mortality rate in the targeted provinces reduced by 10%.
  • Incidence of Dengue and neglected tropical diseases in the targeted provinces decreased by respectively 20% and 60%.