Commitment title:

Lao PDR commits to end Maternal Mortality Rate by 2030.

Commitment description:

Through quality of care and the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategies and policies and ensure provision of health services based on availability, affordability and high quality services. Accelerate the health sector reform in particular the development of human resources in terms of quantity and competencies. Improve the governance and the comprehensive health information system in line with the health financing which aiming to achieve the universal health coverage, in order to eradicate poverty. As included in the RMNCAH Strategy, increase proportion of pregnant women delivering with trained Skilled Birth Attendance to 90% by 2025; increase delivery in health facilities to 70% by 2025; increase modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate to 70% by 2025; and that all health centres should have at least one midwife by 2025.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Implementation of the National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategies and policies
Commitment to be actioned in: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Submitted from: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Submitted by
Thematic area
Achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health as a part of universal health coverage (UHC)
Commitment category

(3) Zero preventable maternal deaths and maternal morbidities, such as obstetric fistulas, by, inter alia, integrating a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health interventions, including access to safe abortion to the full extent of the law, measures for preventing and avoiding unsafe abortions, and for the provision of post-abortion care, into national UHC strategies, policies and programmes, and to protect and ensure all individuals’ right to bodily integrity, autonomy and reproductive rights, and to provide access to essential services in support of these rights.