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Chewed Rice, not Exclusive Breastfeeding in Laos

In villages in southern Laos, breastfeeding mothers are as ubiquitous as thatched roofs and playing children. In my time among villagers, I have never seen a breastfeeding mother cover up or go inside to continue feeding. Breastfeeding stigma seems non-existent. On front stoops and in

Carol Perks: My Maternal Health Hero

Post by ​Kristyn Zalota, Founder Cleanbirth.org I want to tell you about Carol Perks, an Australian nurse who has transformed maternal and child healthcare in northern Laos. She has inspired my maternal heath work in Laos and shown me the importance of generously sharing knowledge. The

Saving Lives in Laos $5 at a Time

In a remote village in southern Laos, Yai, a young mother with a baby boy sleeping in her arms, talks about the daughter she lost due to an umbilical cord infection. She explains that she used bamboo to cut her daughter’s cord and some string

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