Alwaleed Philanthropies Awarded Laos Honorary Medal for Humanitarian Work

Tuesday, 2 May, 2017

Alwaleed Philanthropies Global (Registration no. 333- Lebanon) , chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, received an honorary medal from the Vice President of Laos Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, in recognition of the foundation’s humanitarian and philanthropic efforts in the country. Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud, received the honorary medal on behalf of Alwaleed Philanthropies during her visit to Laos early this year.


During Alwaleed Philanthropies’ visit to Laos, they met with the Minister of Health and other senior officials of the National Immunization Program and visited remotest areas to discuss the steps moving forward towards the elimination of measles and rubella. "The financial support provided by Alwaleed Philanthropies aims to help the children and mothers of Laos to obtain the necessary and effective vaccinations to reduce the risks and consequences of any measles and rubella infection in the country,” said HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies. 


In April this year, Alwaleed Philanthropies announced a $50 million partnership with UNICEF to help vaccinate more than 51 million vulnerable children in Laos and 13 countries around the world.  


For over 37 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 124 countries regardless of gender, race or religion. It collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental, non-governmental and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together with its partners, it helps build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant and accepting world.