Since 2005, FED has been addressing the short and long-term health needs of Burmese migrants in the Phang Nga province of Thailand. Burmese migrants face many barriers when accessing their right to health: Language, transport to healthcare facilities, inability to purchase insurance, and poor health literacy.
In order to support migrants through the continuum of care, FED Health runs a variety of projects. The dedicated members of this team work in learning centers, in communities, at healthcare facilities, and coordinate with NGOs across Thailand and Myanmar to provide holistic care.
Health education at migrant learning centers start children on the right path.
Workshops in communities give adults and out-of-school youth and children a chance to learn necessary skills to prevent and respond to preventable diseases, unplanned pregnancies, and work accidents.
Our translators at hospitals and clinics not only translate, but advocate to make sure that migrants can receive the care they deserve, even if they have poor language skills.
Our Community Health Volunteers provide first aid, primary care, and referrals to migrants in isolated communities all over Phang Nga.
Support group meetings and long-term care for migrants with life-long illnesses give patients safe spaces and mental health support that is not available through any other program now.
Our will work to provide equitable patient-centered care for vulnerable migrants until the right to health is a reality.