VIENTIANE CAPITAL, 12 March 2024 –  Zuellig Pharma, a leading healthcare solutions company in Asia, and Viengthong Pharma, a leading pharmaceutical company in Laos, proudly announce their strategic partnership aimed at making healthcare more accessible across Laos. 


This collaboration signifies a pivotal milestone in advancing healthcare infrastructure in Laos. By leveraging the expertise and resources of both organisations, the partnership aims to address critical healthcare challenges, particularly in underserved regions, and improve the overall quality of healthcare services available to the people of Laos, aligning with the key objectives of the Ministry of Health of Laos PDR. 


The signing ceremony was attended by BG Dr. Buasing Inthavong, Deputy of the General Logistic Department, Minister of National Defence of the Lao PDR, Commander of Medical Areas in Military, and esteemed representatives from both Viengthong Pharma, led by Mr. Shihamano Bannavong, the CEO of Viengthong Pharma, and Zuellig Pharma, led by Jan Rask Christensen, Managing Director of Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. They were joined by key stakeholders from the government, including representatives from Ministry of Health, private sector and NGOs.


As part of the strategic partnership, Viengthong Pharma and Zuellig Pharma will collaborate on various initiatives, including the distribution of pharmaceutical products, the implementation of healthcare infrastructure projects, and the development of educational programmes aimed at raising awareness about key health issues. 


"We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with Zuellig Pharma," said Mr. Shihamano Bannavong, CEO of Viengthong Pharma. "Together, we are dedicated to breaking barriers and expanding access to essential healthcare services across Laos, ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Additionally, with the GSDP certification, we are confident in collaboratively working with Zuellig Pharma to better leverage healthcare access in Laos." 


Jan Rask Christensen, Managing Director of Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos echoed this sentiment, stating, "This partnership exemplifies our shared vision and is very much in line with Zuellig Pharma’s mission of making healthcare more accessible to the communities we serve. By combining our strengths and resources, we are determined to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the people in Laos." 



About Viengthong Pharma 

Viengthong Pharmacy was established in 1992 by Mr. Thongpheuane Khantivong, the president of Viengthong Pharma. We are a wholesale distributor specializing in importing and distributing pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, cosmetics, and consumer goods with high quality to public and private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and retailers nationwide, serving more than 1,000 customers in Laos. We also provide consultancy services and can be engaged as a pharmaceutical distribution partner in the healthcare sector with expertise in compliance, regulatory affairs, and market access, offering comprehensive solutions to enhance healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes in the Lao PDR. 

Website: Viengthong Pharma ( 


About Zuellig Pharma 

Zuellig Pharma is a leading healthcare solutions company in Asia, and our mission is to make healthcare more accessible to the communities we serve. We provide world-class distribution, digital and commercial services to support the growing healthcare needs in this region. The company was started a hundred years ago and has grown to become a multibillion-dollar business covering 16 markets with over 12,000 employees. Our people serve more than 200,000 medical facilities and work with over 450 clients, including the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world. 

For media enquiries or further information regarding the strategic partnership between Viengthong Pharma and Zuellig Pharma, please contact: 


Marketing Department 

Viengthong Pharma Import-Export Sole Co., Ltd 

(856 21) 240 350, (856 21) 250 132, (856 21) 214 547 


Angelene Chong 

Zuellig Pharma