Vientiane Times: "Lao officials study hospital management in Korea
A total of 15 government officials left Laos on March 17 for the Republic of Korea, where they are attending a training programme sponsored by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The programme will run for 17 days from March 18 to April 3 and will give the trainees an insight into systematic and practical management strategies as observed in the best practices employed in Korean health care management and its policies, KOICA reported. The programme participants are doctors and nurses at the Mother and Child Health Hospital and Mittaphap Hospital. The training course will not only provide the participants with useful lectures but they will also be able to experience Korean culture and industry through visits to industrial complexes and tourist destinations.
Resident Representative of the KOICA office in Laos, Mr Sung Choon-Ki, accompanied the trainees to Wattay International Airport for their departure. He encouraged them to make full use of the programme so they could better themselves and learn how to efficiently manage hospital operations.
The course is aimed at medical personnel who will begin work at the Lao-Korea National Children's Hospital in October.
Each year, KOICA provides a number of training courses for Lao government officials. Since 1991, KOICA has invited 1,000 trainees to attend courses in fields such as education, health, rural development, and governance."