Laos is a PIVI success story. Laos was the first country to receive PIVI support, in the early days of PIVI’s formation. Laos received 350,000 vaccines through initial collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization Country Office in Laos, UPS, and Walgreens.
Since PIVI was formally launched in 2014, Laos has protected more than 80,000 pregnant women and their babies from seasonal flu. Now Laos is making great strides towards setting up a sustainable country influenza program. Laos is integrating flu into their nationally funded vaccine program through the Ministry of Health. PIVI works with the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology (NCLE) with the support of the Lao Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and local office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.