97 STORIES TAGGED ‘HEALTH’

Border School Fights To Protect Its Students From Dengue Fever

July 11, 2015  •  Author: Aya TABATA, Karen News

Dengue fever outbreaks on the Thai Burma border have affected hundreds of students, with many having to be hospitalized. Heavy wet season rains that drench communities on both sides of the Thai Burma border, are an early warning sign that it is the time of year that dengue ... Read more ►

Health Groups Fighting To Prevent Dengue Outbreaks In Border Refugee Camps

June 25, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the International Non-Government Organisation, PU-AMI, outlined its plans to protect refugees on the Thai Burma border against outbreaks of the Dengue virus. PU-AMI, together with Thai health officials, community based groups and ot... Read more ►

Dengue Fever On The Rise On Thai-Burma Border

June 24, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The start of the regional wet season has seen an increase in dengue fever cases coming to Mae Tao Clinic located in the Thai-Burma border town of Mae Sot. Health workers at the clinic told Karen News that since the beginning of June “dengue patients had noticeably increase... Read more ►

Solidarites International: Stopping Dengue, Protecting People

June 21, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The coming wet season and the threat of a dengue virus outbreak have made Thomas Viger a busy man. As Thailand program coordinator for Solidarites International he is also responsible for organizing the hygiene, water, sanitation and livelihood program at Mae La Refugee Camp... Read more ►

STOP DENGUE 2015: ASEAN DENGUE DAY – Border Communities Battle Dengue Fever

June 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

To commemorate ASEAN Dengue Day on June 15, 2015, international aid agencies, community based groups and public health workers across the region are organizing theatre performances, school art competitions, fumigation programs and awareness campaigns. In the Thai border tow... Read more ►

Dengue Fever 2015: “We Thought We Had Lost Her…”

June 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Khun Than Cho was worried when the school called to tell her, her daughter, Aye Aye was sick. “I was planting corn with my husband and older son when I got the call. I took time off to take my daughter to the clinic.” Khun Than Cho said the medic at the village clini... Read more ►

Thai Burma Border – Dengue Fever Outbreak

June 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health professionals on the Thai Burma border are preparing themselves for dengue fever outbreaks in the region. It is predicted that 2015 has the potential to be a high-risk year. Chris Clifford, chair of the Mae Sot INGO working group that coordinates cross-sector response... Read more ►

Thai Govt’s Health Insurance Package Now Available for Migrant Workers and Dependents

May 28, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A senior Thai Health Ministry official said that from May 2015, government health insurance packages are available to buy for every registered migrant worker and their dependents. Dr. Poonlarp Chantavichitwong, Chief of Tak Public Health Officer from Tak Public Health Office... Read more ►

Thai, Burmese and Belgium Heart Surgeons Operate To Give Children a Chance

April 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Children Medical Fund organized and took a team of health specialists from Mae Tao Clinic, located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot and from Lampang Hospital, northern Thailand to Hpa-an in eastern Burma. The health specialists were in Hpa-an to do echocardiogram... Read more ►

*No quick fix for an ailing health system

February 24, 2015  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Ethnic communities have spent decades building vital services in the absence of government help, but there are now fears interference could result in their work being undermined. While acknowledging Myanmar needs help, Cynthia Maung is not optimistic that a $100 million (abo... Read more ►

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