Burma’s ‘Medical Refugees’ Find Health Care In Thailand

February 17, 2014  •  Author: *Samantha Carter

Despite ceasefires between armed ethnic groups and the government’s military, many people from Burma are continuing to cross the border into Thailand in order to seek health care that is inaccessible or unaffordable in their own country. This has created a population of ... Read more ►

DKBA General Battles Suspected Throat Cancer

February 15, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

General Saw Lah Pwe, head of the Democratic Karen Benovelant Army (DKBA), is recovering from what is thought to be throat cancer in a hospital in Singapore, a DKBA commander confirmed to Karen News. DKBA Tactical Commander General Saw San Aung said that General Saw Lah Pwe... Read more ►

Dr Cynthia: Burma’s Health Crisis Continues

January 2, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The founder of the renowned Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) warns of “significant barriers” to improving the health of people on the Thai-Burma border, despite some recent reforms in Burma, in an opinion piece for the Bangkok Post. Dr Cynthia Maung says that obstacles to the health... Read more ►

Thailand’s Most Wanted – General Saw Lah Pwe Now in Hospital

December 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The leader of the Karen militia that attacked the Burma Army in Myawaddy in late 2010 and in the resulting firefight forcing thousands of refugees into Thailand has been admitted to a Rangoon hospital for treatment of what is feared maybe cancer. Major General Saw Lah Pwe, a... Read more ►

Thai University Bestows Honors Dr Cynthia With Doctorate

December 15, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will present Dr Cynthia Maung, the founder of Mae Tao Clinic with a honorary doctoral degree in recognition of her work with refugee and migrant communities on the Thai Burma border. Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), Thaila... Read more ►

KNU Build Remote Villagers A Clinic

November 27, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Hsu Nyar

The Karen National Union has opened, in response to village concerns, a clinic to give remote and isolated rural communities access to healthcare. The Kawkreik Township, Dooplaya District KNU office opened the clinic in the Mae Kanel village in Nu Poe area on November 20, 20... Read more ►

Peace Prize Recipient Honoured For Burma Border Clinic – Australia Cuts Her Funding

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz

In an interview with Karen News reporter, Henry Zwartz, Dr Cynthia Maung explains why she honoured to receive this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, but expressed dismay with the Australian government’s decision to stop funding her clinic as of December 2013. The Sydney Peace P... Read more ►

No Medicine – Diarrhea Outbreak Sweeps Through Karen Village

October 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Medics in southern Burma said that they do not have enough medicine to treat a diarrhea epidemic that has swept through a Karen village. Medics for the Karen National Union said that as many as 40 villagers from K’neh Kaw (Pya Tha Chaung) in Dawei Township, in Sothern ... Read more ►

Burma’s Healthcare System in Critical Condition

June 28, 2013  •  Author: *Samantha Carter and Naw Htoo Htoo

While the recent political reforms in Burma show promise for the country’s future, Burma’s long-neglected healthcare system faces a number of challenges before it can deliver effective and affordable care to the people of Burma. Although Burma’s government increased ... Read more ►

Dengue fever kills three refugees

June 11, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen Women’s Organisation staff member who has just returned from Nu Poe refugee camp estimated that there are as many as 200 dengue fever cases. Karen News is led to understand that two Nu Poe camp residents died in recent days from complications associated with dengue... Read more ►

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