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From the Karen National Political Dialogue to ward the Political Will of the Karen National.

From the Karen National Political Dialogue to establish a Federal Democratic Union.

From the Karen National Political Dialogue to ward the Political Will of the Karen National.


Department of Health and Welfare

Department of Health and Welfare

Overview of KDHW (Department of Health + Welfare)

Health is both physical and mental to prevent all diseases and maintain a well-being status.

Welfare is supporting emergency needs for the communities and developing community status.

 

KDHW Background

Health for all, for the Karen by the Karen is the mission of KDHW. The Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) was established in 1956 and has overseen the health and welfare of the Karen people. The organisation was established to address the complete lack of healthcare resources in Karen State, the result of years of military aggression. For several decades, the successive Burmese regimes have deprived ethnic minorities of basic health and human services. The situation in Karen State worsened following the infamous four cuts policy that was implemented in 1974.

 

Today, KDHW is responsible for the physical and mental health of people living in Karen State. The main aim of KDHW is to provide healthcare to everyone through community-based healthcare.

 

Goal

All people in Kawthoolei can have a healthy life.

 

Mission Statement

To provide healthcare to everyone through community based primary healthcare and at the same time, to implement secondary healthcare and welfare programmes, especially in the areas of mother and child, the elderly and the disabled.

 

Objectives

1.   Provide essential drugs and medical supplies

2.   Treat local common disease and minor injuries

3.   Decrease morbidity and mortality due to common disease

4.   Deliver health information and education to the people

5.   Promote community responsibility and participation in healthcare

6.   Promote community participation in the management of emergency health situations

7.   Develop community awareness regarding health

 

Activities

1.   Reproductive child health program

2.   Karen child health program

3.   Family planning

4.   Gender base violence

5.   Inoculate

6.   Nutrition program

7.   Trauma emergency management

8.   Married education

9.   Mental health program

10.    Malaria control program

11.     Malaria elimination

12.    Wash program (water sanitation)

13.    Community health worker training

14.    Medic training

15.     MCH (Maintained and Child Health) training

16.    (CHS2) Certificate of Public Health

17.    EMOC (Emergency Management of Obstetric Care)

18.    VHW (Village Health Worker)

19.    Train traditional birth attendant

20.    Physical Assistant training 

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