3 February 2021. Strategic priorities for Laos strengthening the health system in spite of COVID-19 pandemic are: resilient health system towards UHC, effective delivery of essential public health programs (including VPDs and NCDs), enhance health security (e.g. emerging infectious disease and public health emergencies), effective policy dialogue and advocacy (e.g. health leadership and multisectoral collaboration), and active partner in the Greater Mekong Subregion and ASEANhttps://reliefweb.int/report/lao-peoples-democratic-republic/disaster-management-reference-handbook-lao-pdr-february-2021