The success of HLI’s medical trainings depends upon the support of the Lao Ministry of
Health and provincial health administrators who have made the commitment and have the
capacity to affect positive change. Through mutual respect and open-ended dialogue, the
Lao Ministry of Health and Health Leadership International have forged an optimal working
relationship where each partner assumes responsibility for designated tasks and roles.
Lao Partner Responsibilities

  • Leadership and staff support from each Provincial Hospital Director that hosts an
    HLI training
  • Guidance in creating training curricula that addresses local health concerns, medical
    education gaps and areas of greatest need
  • Providing classrooms and secure office space in a Provincial Hospital for each training
  • Designating bi-lingual Lao physicians to serve as co-trainers
  • Selecting and inviting rural health workers to attend the trainings
  • Assisting with Lao translation of curriculum materials

Health Leadership International Responsibilities

  • Recruitment of medical faculty volunteers who pay their own expenses
  • Cultural competency training for team members
  • Preparation of course curriculum materials
  • Lao translation of curriculum materials and community health guides
  • Publication and printing of books and curriculum materials
  • Fund-raising to cover the expense of curriculum materials, medical supplies, per
    diem/travel costs for rural students and co-trainer honoraria
  • Trip logistics