*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 ►

Mother and Child Reunion – “I Never Lost Hope…”

August 20, 2015  •  Author: *Connor Brown

In August 2011, at Mae Sot General Hospital, a mother found herself facing a choice no parent should have to make. She had given birth three days earlier and walked seven hours from her home in eastern Burma to seek medical treatment for her sick newborn daughter, Naut Nau... Read more ►

Warning! Children At Risk – Severe Dengue Can Kill

July 30, 2015  •  Author: Aya TABATA, Karen News

Parents on the Thai Burma border have good reason to be worried that their children will become infected with the dengue virus. Statistics from the Thai Ministry of Health’s Department of Disease Control reveal that they as of July 27, 2015 – 39,597 people had been d... Read more ►

*Dengue season’s extra sting

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Specialists are predicting this year’s outbreak of the deadly fever could have life-threatening consequences for people across the region Dr Pipat is a worried man. As head of the paediatric department and deputy director of Mae Sot Hospital, he fears that 2015 is goin... Read more ►

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