September 27, 2017

Community Health Outreach

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Community Health Outreach Goals

Community Health Outreach Team was set up to achieve a number of key goals to step up information distribution on health and education access options for migrants on the Thai-Burma border; develop an effective outbreak alert system and disaster preparedness system with our community networks; increased involvement with local health centres and workers who work to improve health promotion and prevention in communities; improve access to birth registration and documentation for children deliver by at home (TBA); embed community health principles into all Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) programs; continue to advocate for occupational health and safety with our partner agencies for Burmese migrant workers; and continue to partner with environmental health agencies for environmental health and human rights.

Community Health Outreach team held ‘global hand washing day’ campaign, sharing information with our patients at MTC

Community Health Outreach Strategic Goals

In order to realize the goals, Community Health Outreach Team sets up mainly the five strategic goals:

  • Advocate with the Thai and Burmese Ministries of Health for both curative and preventative health services
  • Collaborate with Tak Province MOPH Thailand to deliver the Thai Border Master Health Plan
  • Partner with CBOs for provision of services in migrant community
  • Improve health care provision through a quality assurance program
  • Work in schools and communities to provide health promotion and prevention

 

1) Advocacy

  • Advocate with the Thai and Burmese Ministries of Health for both curative and preventative health services
  • Attend the cross-border collaboration meetings: ARV access referral for HIV patients, Disease outbreak control, safe abortion referral
  • Step up information distribution on health and education access options for migrants on the Thai Burma border
  • Health Insurance and process of migrant registration at OSSC
  • Continue to advocate for occupational health and safety with our partner agencies for Burmese migrant workers
  • Continue to partner with environmental health agencies for environmental health and human rights
  • World Environment Day, School Planting

 

2) Collaboration

  • Collaborate with Tak Province MOPH Thailand to deliver the Thai Border Health Master Plan
  • Increased involvement with local health centres and workers who work to improve health promotion and prevention in communities
  • provide Health Education related about RH to migrant communities
  • School Health committee meeting with school teachers and PTAs
  • improve access to birth registration and documentation for children deliver by at home (TBA)
  • encourage the communities to apply for birth registration
  • advocate pregnant women to get birth delivery to the health centre

 

School Health programme – Community Health Outreach

Community Health Outreach Services Delivery

Community Health Outreach Team mainly carries out activities as follows:

1) Partner with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) for provision of services in migrant community through

– Facilitating some of Reproductive Health (RH) training

– TBA training and supplies provided to all trained TBA in Phop Phra area

– Working in schools and communities to provide health promotion and prevention

– Providing Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) training for early teenage students

– First Aid training for students and Sexual Health (SH) training for teachers

– Providing basic medicine: Vitamin A and De-worming and health education

– Eye and Dental care and education in schools

– Student referral

– Student leadership training

– School Health Assessment workshop

 

2) Improve health care provision through a quality assurance program

– Annual school health assessment to Migrant Learning Centers (MLCs)

 

3) Develop an effective outbreak alert system and disaster preparedness system with our community networks

– Seasonal disease outbreak in the school

 

4) Embed community health principles into all MTC programs

– IEC, Campaign such as world AIDS day, World Environment Day, etc.

(Updated on September 29, 2017)