«If you don't embrace anyone, you will fall through the sieve of time.»
Chao-Hsiu Chen –
«The buddhist book of love»
«For us there is no
there is just one World.»
In Memory of Prof. Dr. med. Bouavanh Sensathit
Endlessly sad, we received the note that our dear friend Prof. Dr. med. Bouavanh Sensatith had passed away in Vientiane – in peace, among his family – after a long illness.
For many years, Professor Bouavanh was the medical director of the Mother and Child Hospital in Vientiane and an important member of the medical faculty and the Lao health system. He was our most important partner in Laos. Thanks to him, Dr. Lauper’s first visit in Laos 1999 resulted in a long-lasting and rewarding collaboration between Swiss doctors and several Lao hospitals. Because of Professor Bouavanh, many children came to life, as did the Swiss Laos Hospital Project.
Professor Bouavanh was an outstanding personality with strong beliefs and high ideals: he was a fighter and a powerful leader, who realized his visions – often in collaboration with the Swiss Laos Hospital Project. We always enjoyed his warm heart, his hospitality, and his generosity. He loved his family, his profession, and was always present and available for his employees and his patients. He was a great role model for all and will be sorely missed.
«Dear Friend, you will stay in our heart forever.»
6 tons of medical equipment for the little ones in Laos
At the beginning of November a huge container filled with medical equipment, disused yet in good shape, arrived in Vientiane (Laos) for the eleventh time: ultrasonic devices for pregnant women, beds for delivery, warming lamps and various other useful equiment for the gynecological and newborn wards. Our skilled crew of volunteer Swiss physicians and nurses has been active for a few weeks. They have carefully portioned the material and have installed it in the remote provincial hospitals, teaching the local staff the respective use and maintenance of the equipment.
As of now you can make your contribution to reduce mother and child mortality!