LFHC recently developed a new and important relationship with the Swiss Red Cross.
Our hospital staff trained Red Cross health care workers from various districts in Laos in techniques designed to promote breastfeeding among new mothers. Our staff developed a two-day curriculum during which they taught 10 Swiss Red Cross and government employees how to counsel mothers on breastfeeding and proper diet. A focus of the effort is to stress the importance of breastfeeding to the health of a newborn infant.
This new relationship with the Swiss Red Cross furthers LFHC’s capacity-building efforts in the country. By maintaining an effective Outreach Team and working with other nonprofits, hospitals and the Lao government, LFHC is expanding its services and knowledge beyond its hospital walls.