December 2017 – Fundraising for Lao Friends Hospital for Children

Department for the treatment of thalassemia

With annual donations, Moving Child supports a department specialized on the treatment of thalassemia. This anemia, which is caused by malformation and depletion of red blood cells, is a hereditary disease prevalent especially in northern Laos. Untreated, it leads to developmental disorders, damages the heart and lungs, and causes enlargement of the spleen. This can have life-threatening consequences for children.

Further information can be found in the following video:


By loading the video you agree with vimeo privacy policy.
More information

Loading video

Lao Friends Hospital for Children Fights Blood Disorder from Friends Without A Border on Vimeo.

We are very grateful to all donors who have contributed so generously to the Laos Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang. The first fundraising event was an informative and also very touching experience. Nicole Pagoursis (first director) from New York told us about the fascinating history of the Children’s Hospital and the many children whose lives have been saved or greatly improved by medical help provided by the hospital.


In order to continue improving the life of Laotian children also in the future, Lao Friends Hospital for Children needs continual financial support.

“It is my heartfelt wish to introduce you to the Laotian Children’s Hospital, which I got to know on my journey through Laos.”
Anna Schulz-Dornburg

Neonatal and infant station

In 2016, when the Lao Friends Hospital for Children opened the Neonatal and Infant station in Luang Prabang, 6 beds still seemed enough. However, as the Children’s Hospital is the sole place in Luang Prabang where premature babies receive free medical treatment, the number of infants brought in right after birth is steadily increasing.The current plan is to double the number of beds. For this purpose, a part of the General Hospital in Luang Prabang, which is directly adjacent to the Children’s Hospital, needs to be rebuilt. Your donation will directly help to supply the station with the necessary medication and medical equipment.

Thank you very much!

Comments are closed.