For already 17 years Malteser International has been responsible for the health care of two refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border with 34.500 refugees altogether.
Since March 2009 the curative care and the prevention programme inside the camps has been supported by the Health Care Project for Uprooted People in Sob Moi District.
Since 2005, refugees living in those two camps have been emigrating to third countries through resettlement programmes. This means that especially skilled, educated, and experienced camp staff will leave the camps. This will have a negative impact on the service delivery to the remaining camp population.
Specific problems addressed by the project are:
|Duration:||since March 2009|
|Financing:||Malteser International, EuropeAid (European commission)|
|Partner:||Karen Refugee Committee, Provincial Health Office Mae Hong Son, District Public Health Office Sop Moi, Vector Borne Control Unit, Hospital, Health Centres, Health Posts and Community Health Workers|
|Personal:||1 Project manager, 8 local Thai staff|