With the support of the Australian embassy in Laos, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA has put up a billboard in front of the Australian Embassy in Laos to highlight the dangers of asbestos.
The people of Laos are currently struggling with a severe economic crisis. Unemployment is high, and many jobs are insecure and pay low wages.
In February 2021, an asbestos workshop in Laos caught the attention of the local media as the Health Minister voiced support for the full phasing out of asbestos imports in Laos.
Thanks to your solidarity, our partner union in Laos is bolstering its ability to organise workers to fight against exploitation in Laos.
The following short films were made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Asia Ban Asbestos Network to draw attention to the dangers of chrysotile exposure, and to explain how exposure to asbestos fibre causes asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma.