Access to traditional healthcare for the poor

by Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA)


For the poor in rural Laos, healthcare is impossible to afford. This project seeks to improve rural health using traditional medicine as an avenue to educate and emphasize preventative treatments.

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Focusing on the village Rehabilitation Treatment Center (RTC) in Vientiane Province, SEDA is combining traditional medicine with conventional preventative medicine to create a comprehensive healthcare system for the poor. Traditional medicine has the confidence of many rural communities and provides affordable services. Targeting HIV and other diseases affecting Laotians young and old, this project will upgrade treatment facilities and expand access to medicine, sanitation and education.


Enable the treatment of 1000 rural patients for health issues ranging from malaria, cancer and diabetes to HIV and war-related toxic reactions. Upgrade medical equipment, access road, water filters, patient accommodation, staff and training.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide affordable rural healthcare and preventative education for disadvantaged Laotians through qualified and committed traditional practitioners. The program can soon be expanded to include centers in north and south Laos.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Melakarthigaipatti, India

Organization Information

Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA)

Location: Vientiane - Afghanistan
Website: http:/​/​
Souly QuachAngkham
Project Leader:
Souly QuachAngkham
Vientiane Capital, Vientiane Province Lao People's Democratic Republic

Funded Project!

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $230 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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