Children in Laos during a survey for lymphatic filariasis.

Laos’ Ministry of Health has driven impressive progress against both trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF). In 2017, Laos officially eliminated trachoma from within its borders and, in 2023, became the 13th country to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. From 2019 - 2023, USAID provided targeted support to the country’s national trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF) programs to consolidate and sustain their achievements towards elimination.