Posted on 06 Apr 24 in Health/WASH and tagged with karenpeople poverty thailand water

The 7th of April is UN World Health Day.

This day recognises the challenges communities face to better health and access to healthcare. This year’s theme is ‘My health, my right’.

Many us are fortunate to have access to free healthcare, access to emergency support and access to things that ensure good health, such as clean water, food and sanitation.

For the Karen, good health is hampered by their lack of access to safe and adequate supplies of water. They are also disadvantaged due to poverty and rural isolation. Not having enough to eat is often deadly for the most vulnerable in society, such as children and the elderly. Another health concern in Thailand are parasitic infections, and these often impact children the most but leave life long damage.

Together, we help more than 3500 people every year directly improve their health and well-being.

How Do We Improve Community Health?

KHT is only able to support Karen people through your generosity and also through the cooperation and trust of the Karen villages we work with. We are happy to be contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and supporting the all too often marginalised Karen people. We hope you will continue with us on this journey and donate so next year, we can report more successes and better health for more communities!