Malnutrition and infectious illnesses such as diarrhoea, Malaria, tuberculosis and respiratory diseases are widely spread. Since the basic health care provisions in the rural areas are very simple the population either lacks completely in or has only limited access to the services. The death tall, especially amongst children is extremely high.
The central issues of our work are to support the 120,000 people from the township, strengthen the basis health care structures and improve access to them.
The northern regions of the Township Maungdaw on the frontier to Bangladesh are amongst the poorest regions in Myanmar. A big part of the Muslim population had to flee to Bangladesh in 1991/1992 to protect themselves from attacks. Many of them could only return to the country in recent years, protected by UNHCR. The enormous poverty amongst the still oppressed and often landless repatriates and destroyed social and family structures are the cause of a highly vulnerable group whose survival strategies a very limited.
|Duration:||since February 2004|
|Financing:||EuropeAid, UNHCR, ECHO, Malteser International, private donations|
|Partner:||local health authorities|