The Swiss Laos Hospital Project
Who we are – and what we do
Ward round in the district hospital in Muang Kham: Rooms for 8 patients and very basic sanitary installations are common here.
The Swiss Laos Hospital Project (SLHP) is a medical non-profit organization operating in Laos. Its members are doctors, midwives, nurses, laboratory workers and technicians from Switzerland.
Our goal is to improve the health of mothers and their children in Laos. We aim in particular to lower mortality of mothers and newborns which is 37 and 17 times higher than in Switzerland (2015: 58 of 1’000 children under 5 years, 375 of 100’000 mothers).
The focus of our work lies on gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology. Our fields of activity also include general internal medicine and diagnostic tools like ultrasound, x-ray and laboratory analysis.