Support to Improvement of Health Conditions of Migrants in Ranong and Samutsakorn Provinces in Thailand
May 30, 2005
- On May 30, 2005 (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,524,312.41 US dollars (approximately 167.67 million yen) through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Improvement of Health Conditions of Migrants in Ranong and Samutsakorn Provinces" to be implemented in Thailand by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
- Under the partnership between WHO and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), this project focuses on assisting communities in 2 provinces in Thailand to provide basic healthcare services to migrant workers and their families from Myanmar who are facing with lack access to healthcare services. The project includes the following activities:
- (1) Strategic planning for project set-up;
- (2) Data gathering and activity coordination;
- (3) Strengthening capacity of provincial health offices;
- (4) Conducting health promotion campaigns to raise awareness about illness prevention;
- (5) Information gathering for migrant health programming and;
- (6) Producing and distributing a report introducing the outcomes and the lessons learnt from the project.
- The project is expected to improve the migrants' health and their families as well as to bring about sustainable benefits in Thailand through training the local healthcare service teams.
The Trust Fund for Human Security was established in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999 by the initiative of the Government of Japan, with total contributions of approximately 29 billion yen (approximately US$ 256 million) up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted many UN agencies' projects and programmes that address various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of human security.
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