Monthly Spotlight: Laos
According to the Lao Ministry of Health, 3,395 people in Laos are currently infected by HIV/AIDS. These numbers are only from the people who check their health voluntarily; in reality we don’t know how many people may be affected by HIV/AIDS.
MCC-Laos is working in Sang Thong because of the existing relationship they have with the district. Also, Sang Thong is close to the border with Thailand and many youth from Sang Thong go to Thailand to work. There, they are exposed to some of the dangers highlighted by the peer education program. Youth tend to be especially susceptible to these risks. No other organizations currently work in Sang Thong to educate the youth about these topics and issues.
Click on the map below to see what MCC is doing to address these issues in Laos.