LFHC observed International Women’s Day on March 8 by celebrating all the remarkable women who work at the hospital, many in leadership positions.
This year’s theme was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”
Since opening in 2015, LFHC has embraced objectives to promote gender equality and advance the status of women and girls. LFHC has championed those objectives through its recruitment, education opportunities and career development initiatives.
At LFHC, women currently hold the positions of Acting Medical Director, Medical Education Director, Outreach Program Director and Director of Development and Public Relations. Moreover, the hospital’s four senior doctors and about half of all staff doctors are women. Among the nursing staff, 10 out of 15 nursing leaders are women, as are 42 of the hospital’s 64 nurses.
As a teaching hospital, LFHC’s training and education programs create career advancement opportunities for women at the hospital and in other segments of the Lao healthcare industry.