June 16, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Health workers in South East Asia are getting ready for the annual onslaught of the dengue fever virus. On June 15 ASEAN held its 2016 annual designated Dengue Day in its 10 member states. Dengue places enormous costs on countries in Southeast – social, economic and hu... Read more ►

Wheelchair Brings Hope to Saw Beebe

April 8, 2016  •  Author: Saw Black Town

Saw Beebe, lies flat on his stomach on the family’s wooden floor, and for the last two years that is how he has spent most of his time looking at his now restricted world. He misses going outside and all the childhood activities that his illness now denies him. Saw Beebe, ... Read more ►

2016 Health Warning – Dengue Fever Still With Us

January 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Tender runs a small clinic in a converted room in her house in Htaw Ywae village in Karen State and said 2015 was a hard year for dengue fever. “We have had 15 cases in December alone, it is still a big a problem, altogether we treated 653 cases this year. We had a eig... Read more ►

*Medicine monk

January 3, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Deprived of vital health services and ravaged by years of civil war, one devoted abbot is providing forgotten rural communities with much-needed relief By Phil Thornton The muscular arm of a saffron-clad monk, propped against the wall of a bamboo hut, draws air pictures to i... Read more ►

British Women Deliver Mosquito Nets To Combat Dengue Risk

December 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health professionals on the Thai Burma border have warned that people are still at risk from dengue fever because of the unusually warm weather and late rains that have allowed the aedes mosquito to continue to breed. Ms. Aya Tabata, coordinator of the Stop Dengue, Protect Y... Read more ►

2015 – Worst Year For Dengue In 20 Years – 123,168 Cases Confirmed And 116 Dead

December 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand’s public health officials have reported that 2015 was the worst year for dengue fever in more than 20 years. Thailand’s Ministry of disease control estimates that 116 people died and as many as 123,168 cases of dengue fever were detected up until the end of Nov... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Suicide Rates Soar

December 3, 2015  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Refugee camp officials on the Thai Burma are hugely concerned that suicides among camp residents are climbing. Saw Pha Htaw, social affair coordinator for Mae La refugee camp said that the rise in the suicide rate in Mae La camp this year is now causing a lot of concern. Sp... Read more ►

2015 A Bad Year For Dengue – Thailand Recorded 102 Deaths

November 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health workers in Thailand said 2015 was a bad year for dengue fever and resulted in more than a hundred deaths and tens of thousands of cases. Ms Aya Tabata, the coordinator of the Stop Dengue, Protect Your Family campaign, said that 2015 was the worst year for Thailand si... Read more ►

Cholera Outbreak Kills 12 Karen Villagers

October 25, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

As of October, twelve villagers had died and 61 villages suffered from cholera outbreak in Kawkareik and Kyain Seikgyi Townships near the Thai-Burma border – health workers from both countries are trying to stop the spread of the deadly disease. Statistics from the Kar... Read more ►

Health Workers, Parents and Teachers Concerned By 134 Karen Students Hospitalized After Drinking Poisoned Water

September 24, 2015  •  Author: K’saw Wah and Isue

Villagers are worried for their health after 134 students were rushed to hospital after bird hunters may have poisoned community drinking water. Villagers fear that their drinking water was poisoned after 134 school students in Tha Yet Taw village in Kyondoe, Kawkareik Towns... Read more ►

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