International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network
IW:Learn

Part B: Health Assessment – Final Report. Pak Ou and Chomptet districts. Lao PDR

A contract was signed in July 2003 between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the BRGM, in order to carry out the environmental and health surveys in the Pak Ou and Chomphet districts in the Province of Luang Prabang. The operation was carried out between French teams (BRGM, University of Montpellier and CEMAGREF) and Lao teams (Department of Geology and Mines, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health). The University of Montpellier headed the health assessment survey. BRGM in cooperation with the Lao Department of Geology and Mines were in charge of the coordination of the environmental assessment. The sampling campaign and health survey took place from February 29th to March 20th, 2004. A previous field report (Laperche et al., 2004) details the information collected in the field and the sampling methodology both for the health and environmental assessments. This report is the second part the Lao survey describing the health assessment. Part A describes the environmental assessment (Freyssinet et al., 2004).

1223: Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Mining and Extraction Technologies

07 May 2010

report

Part B: Health Assessment – Final Report. Pak Ou and Chomptet districts. Lao PDR.pdf

Report (2197)