109 STORIES TAGGED ‘HEALTH’

Thankful for Good Fortune, Saw Than Htet, Reaches Out to Others in Need

December 10, 2019  •  Author: Saw Aung Than Wai and Bridgitte Agocs

On a recent mission to Mon State, Burma Children Medical Fund staff were surprised to see an old patient, Saw Than Htet turn up with villagers to have their eyes tested. Now grown up, married with wife and family, Saw Than Htet, now 33, reflected back to when BCMF organized ... Read more ►

Villagers Panic as Water Sources Turns Black – Chief Minister Vows to Sue if Cement Factory Responsible

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Nat Gon and nearby villages of Hpa-an Township, Karen State panicked after noticing their water sources had turned black. They are now too scared to drink the water. In early October, villages in Bar Kat village tract, about one mile in the west of Hpa-an town, ... Read more ►

VALE – DR FRANK GREEN – 1950 – 2018 A Life Operating So Others Could See

October 11, 2018  •  Author: Kanchana Thornton*

The death this week of Dr. Frank Green has left a massive void on the Thai Burma border, but Dr. Frank’s work in providing eye care to people from Burma lives on. Dr. Frank and his ophthalmologist colleague, Dr. Phillip Ambler, first came to the border region in 1990 to of... Read more ►

Dr. Cynthia Maung Awarded 2018 Roux Prize

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Dr Cynthia Maung has been awarded the 2018 Toux Prize for her work delivering health care to displaced, refugee and migrant communities. Dr Cynthia received the honor at an award ceremony in Washington DC U.S. Dr Cynthia founded the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma border in... Read more ►

Suspected Measles Outbreak Reported in Northern Karen State – 105 People Contracted

September 10, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Border-based Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) said suspected measles outbreak has been reported in Htee Thablu Hta Village Tract in Dweh lo Township of Mu Traw (Hpapun) District in northern Karen State. More than 100 people contracted suspected measles in 8 out of 12 vil... Read more ►

Health Workers are Still Needed in KNU Areas, KDHW says

September 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW), which is the health department of the Karen National Union (KNU), said health workers are still needed to provide healthcare service in KNU-controlled areas. Saw Eh Pwoh, in-charge of the KDHW Central Training, said the a me... Read more ►

Karen State Records 436 Dengue During Wet Season – Authorities Warn Community To Stop Dengue by Keeping House and Gardens Clean

July 22, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

The wet season in Burma is when dengue fever strikes communities. The Karen State public health department has diagnosed 436 people dengue fever as of July 14, 2018. Among the recorded 436 cases, 306 were from Hpa-an, 35 from Kawkareik, 39 from Hlaingbwe, 20 from Myawady, 8 ... Read more ►

Health Seminar Held with Border Health Organizations and Experts

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thai-Burma border-based health organizations, local health experts and health experts from overseas, and leaders of ethnic health organizations participated in a health seminar at the Thai-Burma border on May 21-22. The Burma Medical Association (BMA)’s director Saw Nay Ht... Read more ►

BPHWT Opens Rural Clinic in Remote Area Lacking Healthcare

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The BackPack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) has opened a rural clinic in No-khwee Village, where healthcare is out of reach, in Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District in the Karen State on March 3. The BPHWT’s deputy director Nan Snow said No-khwee Village does not receive any he... Read more ►

Mae Tao Clinic Facing Funding Shortages as Border Aid Dries Up

November 15, 2017  •  Author: Kaelyn Lynch

Dr. Cynthia’s Mae Tao Clinic is struggling to keep helping patients as donors to the Thai-Burma border stop funding. Mae Tao Clinic is appealing for help as funding cuts from donors are impacting their operations. The Clinic provides free healthcare to the displaced and vu... Read more ►

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