COMMUNITY HEALTH & EMPOWERMENT (CHE)

The Community Health and Empowerment Programme promotes the healthy physical, social, and emotional well-being of migrants by empowering them to make changes in both personal behavior and societal attitudes on sex, relationships, HIV/AIDS and gender. The Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among Migrant Workers in Thailand Project (PHAMIT), is a collaborative project of eight NGOs, including MAP Foundation, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and local health providers, this program is designed to help prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and to improve the quality of life among migrant workers, their families and sex workers. The goal of the PHAMIT Project is to reduce the number of new HIV infections among migrant workers in Thailand and to contribute towards the reduction of HIV/AIDS in the countries of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Burma. MAP implements the PHAMIT Project in Chiang Mai with the Shan and Lahu community and in Mae Sot with Burmese-speaking migrants. From 2003-2008, MAP Foundation implemented the first phase of the PHAMIT Project and is now currently beginning the second five-year phase. In the first phase MAP focused on trust-building and responding to the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS within the community through its outreach. The second phase will further efforts to support people living with HIV/AIDS with referrals to hospitals, training methods for home based care, and access to antiretroviral drugs and treatment. The project hopes to increase collaboration between employers, health care providers, and community leaders. MAP conducts its activities by training and employing a team of outreach workers and peer educators who visit migrant workers at their workplaces and gathering areas to provide health information on HIV/AIDS and distribute condoms. The peer educators and volunteers perform basic counseling, make referrals and link migrants with state provisions of ARVs. CHE works with MAP Multimedia to produce materials on health including a focus on HIV/AIDs, ARVs, family planning, reproductive health and sanitation in Shan, Karen, Burmese and Lahu, which are distributed through outreach. MAP has also assisted migrant workers set up community resource centers and drop-in centres according to their needs in each area where literacy classes, basic education for children of migrants, trainings and special activities are held. The centers have a library and are spaces where migrant workers can relax, learn, exchange their experiences and have fun during their leisure time.

Our Programs

 

HIV-Exchange and Happy Group 

 

Adolescent Reproductive Health

 

STAR - Stopping AIDS and TB

 

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