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Treating a Serious Bone Infection

Aiy Thongsy was brought to Lao Friends Hospital for Children with a condition that doctors diagnosed as Osteomyelitis of his right leg. The condition, which … Read more

Battling Malnutrition with Therapeutic Food Program

Recognizing the high incidence of malnutrition in Lao PDR, administrators at LFHC are initiating a malnutrition care program that they hope will dramatically reduce the … Read more

October Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS Tokyo Gala — Sold Out Friday, October 12, at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo. For information, contactfriends@fwab.jp or Akiko@fwab.org. Luang Prabang Half Marathon and Gala … Read more

Neonatal Doctors and Nurses Save A Newborn’s Life

Doctors at Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital delivered Airnoy Xong in mid-August by performing a cesarian section. His mother had been rushed to the hospital because … Read more

Saving Another Malnourished Child

Six-month-old Airnoy Silivong appeared weak and listless when she arrived last month at Lao Friends Hospital for Children. Her mother said the baby girl had … Read more

Hospital Sets Outpatient, ER Record

Not only was August one of the rainiest months of the year in Laos, it was also the busiest month in the three-year history of … Read more

LFHC and Provincial Hospital Share New Imaging System

In another cooperative venture, Lao Friends Hospital for Children and the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital are jointly deploying a new medical imaging storage system that … Read more

September Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS San Francisco Event Thursday, Sept. 20, at Little GemRestaurant, 400 Grove St., Hayes Valley, San Francisco. 19th Annual Friends of Friends NY Saturday, … Read more

Nurse Completes Anesthesia Program

Kuelee Lao Faiyia has successfully completed his comprehensive examination in the LFHC Nurse Anesthesia Program. As part of the program, he administered anesthesia in more … Read more

Child Life Specialist to Study in Macau School Program

Child Life Therapist Kongmeng Sialee has received a scholarship to spend September studying at the International School of Macau. As a participant in the school’s … Read more

LFHC Doctor Selected for Pediatric Residency Program

Dr. Vilayvone Senkeo started working at Lao Friends Hospital for Children in 2015 shortly after it opened its doors and began treating patients. She had … Read more

Physio Team Helps Khmu Boy Recover from Fall

While climbing a tree near his home, 5-year-old Ker Hardjorng slipped and fell roughly 12 feet to the ground. The fall rendered him unconscious, so … Read more

Friends Without A Border Launches Fundraiser for Meds

Our doctors and nurses are treating record numbers of children. As the caseload increases, so do many of the hospital’s expenses. Medicine is one of … Read more

August Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS 19th Annual Friends of Friends NY Saturday, September 22, at Royal Seafood Cuisine, 103-105 Mott St., NYC. Click here for tickets. Tokyo Gala Friday, … Read more

LFHC Forges Relationship with Red Cross

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 … Read more

A Case Study: Successfully Treating Severe Malnutrition

Chanmee Loa was brought to LFHC this month by her alarmed parents after she had suffered through four consecutive days of periodic vomiting. Her family … Read more

LFHC Caseload Reaches Record Numbers

Doctors and nurses at LFHC are seeing a record number of patients every month this year. Although the number of children admitted as inpatients is … Read more

July Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS 19th Annual Friends of Friends NY Saturday, September 22, at Royal Seafood Cuisine, 103-105 Mott St., NYC. Click here for tickets. Tokyo Gala Friday, … Read more

LFHC Sees Surge in Outpatient and ER Caseloads

Doctors and nurses working in the Outpatient Department and Emergency Room at Lao Friends Hospital for Children treated a record number of patients during the … Read more

LFHC’s New External Affairs Director

Anabella Coria Zavala has joined the staff at LFHC as the hospital’s director of external relations. Anabella has worked for non-governmental organizations in Latin America … Read more

June Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS 19th Annual Friends of Friends NY Saturday, September 22, at Royal Seafood Cuisine, 103-105 Mott St., NYC. Click here for tickets. Tokyo Gala Friday, … Read more

Child Life Specialist Awarded Scholarship

In early May, Kongmeng Sialee, the first and only Child Life Therapist at LFHC, was awarded one of five international scholarships by the Association of … Read more

Friends Earns 2 Top Awards for Financial Efficiency

Charity Navigator and GuideStar, two organizations that assess the financial performance of nonprofits, have each given their highest rating to Friends Without A Border. Charity … Read more

May Newsletter

  UPCOMING EVENTS Los Angeles Event Wednesday, May 23, at the Spring restaurant. Actor John Cho will be the emcee for the event. Click here for … Read more

Neonatal Unit to Expand

Admissions to our Neonatal Unit have exceeded expectations. LFHC opened the unit in an area that provided space for 6-8 beds. Hospital administrators anticipated that … Read more

NY Gala Embraces ‘Making A Difference’ Theme

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the more than 300 people who filled the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan last night (April 5) for the 16th … Read more

Dealing with the Complexities of Neonatal Care

Our Neonatal doctors and nurses not only treat a growing number of newborn infants, but also handle extremely complex cases. Consider the case of Airnoy … Read more

From Happiness to Agony back to Happiness…

Published on Jan. 9, 2018, on LinkedIn By Stefan Sjöström, Microsoft Vice President for the Public Sector Asia This is a personal story that I am compelled … Read more

April Newsletter

  UPCOMING EVENTS New York Gala Thursday, April 5, 2018. Los Angeles Event Wednesday, May 23, 2018. VOLUNTEERS WANTED! NursesLFHC has a need for volunteer nurses in … Read more

Lao Friends Hospital for Children: A Video Look at 2017
Doctors Perform First Cleft-Lip Surgeries at LFHC

Until now, LFHC could do little to help children born with cleft lips and cleft palates. Last month, however, 13 children came to the hospital … Read more

Hong Kong Tattler Profiles Kenro Izu

The November 2017 issue of the Hong Kong Tattler published a profile of Kenro Izu prior to our inaugural Hong Kong Gala. Click here to … Read more

Giving Tuesday — Thank You for Caring… and Giving

Donors like you made our Giving Tuesday campaign a success. Every dollar helps Friends Without A Border change the medical landscape of Southeast Asia. Thanks … Read more

Munich Event Delivers Generous Support for LFHC

  Moving Child, a nonprofit in Germany that provides education and health-care resources to disadvantaged children worldwide, has been instrumental in supporting the creation of … Read more

LFHC Fights Blood Disorders at Thalassemia Clinic

Thalassemia is a serious problem in Northern Laos that until now hasn’t been a focus of the country’s health care system. Friends Without A Border … Read more

LHFC Saves a Life… and a Family

Airnoy Thongsy was born 12 weeks premature to a critically ill mother at the region’s Provincial Hospital. She was so tiny that she had an … Read more

Half Marathon Wins Support for Lao Friends Hospital for Children

   As runners sprinted along narrow shady roads, past golden temples, toward the finish line of the Luang Prabang Half Marathon, a clear winner had … Read more

Top 10 Achievements at LFHC
Building a Healthier Future for Lao Children

The last 12 months have been full of activity at Lao Friends Hospital for Children. Read below to learn about some of the most important … Read more

Achievement in Medicine Award: Kazumi Akao

  We are excited to announce that Kazumi Akao, Clinical Outreach Coordinator at LFHC and representative of our sister organization in Japan, Friends Without A … Read more

Friends earns top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Friends Without A Border’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned us a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent … Read more

Speech Therapy at Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Lao Friends Hospital for Children recently welcomed its first volunteer speech pathologist, Debbie Brady from the United States. Debbie is a certified speech pathologist in early … Read more

Lao Friends Hospital for Children Celebrates its Second Anniversary

Since opening its doors in 2015, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) has treated over 25,000 patients from different areas of Northern Laos. On January 25th, … Read more

Art for Laos – Charity Photo Sale

Friends Without A Border, in association with MAISON 10, is delighted to invite you to an exclusive auction of photographic art works! All proceeds from the sale … Read more

LFHC Staff Attend Emergency Medicine Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Two of our LFHC staff, Dr. Dorkmai and Dr. Vilayvone, together with the Medical Education Director, Dr. Chris Sanderson, traveled together to attend the Developing … Read more

Songs of Lao Book available by Kenro Izu

Friends is excited to share a new book, published by Nazraeli Press and Friends Without A Border. Experience the beauty of Laos with a hardcover, 112-page … Read more

Neonatal Unit Opens at Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Newborn babies require special care and in recognition of this the Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) has opened a dedicated neonatal unit. While LFHC … Read more

Two Twins and a Newborn Arrive at LFHC – all on the same day!

One Thursday in August, Lao Friends Hospital for Children was contacted by the Swiss Red Cross saying that one of their midwives had found a … Read more

Operating Theater Opens at Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), located on the campus of Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital (LPPH), opened its own Operating Theater (OT) on July 26, … Read more

Introducing Yo-Yo Ma, Goodwill Ambassador of 2016

Grammy Award-winning cellist and virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma has been announced as a Goodwill Ambassador for Friends Without A Border (Friends) as part of the nonprofit’s … Read more

Emergency Room Opens at LFHC

We are proud to share that our new Emergency Room has opened at Lao Friends Hospital for Children! The ER will have a great impact … Read more

Inpatient Department Opens at LFHC

LFHC has welcomed its first Inpatient, a 9-year old Hmong girl named Yong Wa. One of 21 children, she came to the hospital from a … Read more

Friends Without A Border Opens a Children’s Hospital in Lao PDR

Friends Without A Border opened a new pediatric hospital during a Grand Opening ceremony in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) … Read more

Kenro Izu Named 2014 World of Children Award Health Honoree

We are excited to announce that Friends Without A Border founder Kenro Izu has been named the 2014 World of Children Award Health Honoree! Since … Read more

Baseline Medical Survery (BMS) Conducted in Laos

To ensure the future doctors and nurses of Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) are providing the best care possible, Friends Without A Border is … Read more

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Friends staff and the Luang Prabang community in Laos came together to celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) on … Read more