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Laos Health Research Consortium

Department of Global Health serves as the secretariat for the Laos Health Research Consortium. The Consortium was founded in 2003 by Japanese researchers and practioners desiring to improve the health of Laotians. The Consortium has over 50 members, among which are medical professionals, medical policy advisers and researchers in a variety of areas. In order to enhance the quality of research in Laos, the Laos Health Research Consortium has formed liaisons and exchanged information with partners in France, Germany, Britain, Thailand, Japan and other countries, and it facilitates the training of research personnel in both Laos and Japan. Annually since 2007, it has provided support for and produced results through the National Health Research Forum at the National Institute of Public Health in Laos.