What Is The Issue?
Many barriers prevent migrants from full access to healthcare in Thailand. The most common are documentation status, language, travel times, and health literacy.
We empower Burmese migrant workers to obtain their right to good health through education, enabling access to primary care and emergency services, and providing support for those with chronic illnesses.
Prevention Through Training
We give vulnerable youth at migrant learning centers regular Health classes, educate communities in-person, and produce Burmese language online content to improve migrants’ health literacy.
Access To Primary Care And Emergency Services
Our staff and network of Community Health Volunteers act as first-responders, translators, and patient advocates for thousands of migrants every year.
Self help groups for migrants living with HIV, referrals home for injured workers, and patient advocacy at healthcare facilities help maintain good quality of life for those with chronic illnesses and injuries.
Our Impact since 2016
Burmese migrants received translation and/or case support at Healthcare facilities.
Burmese migrants received health education.
Migrants received basic care or first aid from staff or CHVs.
Community Health Volunteer Network
In and around Phang Nga province, Southern Thailand.
Each CHV plays an essential role in providing healthcare to remote migrant communities
These are Burmese migrants that donate their time every week to care for their communities. They are an invaluable asset to our health program. Through specialised trainings we make sure they are our best group of volunteers, and we couldn’t accomplish a fraction of our work without them.
Our CHVs provide Burmese-Thai translations in local hospitals, first-aid treatments in their communities, refer serious cases to clinics and hospitals, share important migrant related updates, help conduct surveys, and are crucial contacts during the Covid-19 pandemic to mitigate outbreaks.