KWO’s Health Program: KWO provides assistance where it recognizes gaps in existing healthcare services in the camps and IDP areas. Karen women in IDP areas have little to no access to healthcare, and the maternal and infant mortality rate there is one of the highest in the world today. KWO collaborates with community-based health agencies to support local health workers and gives material assistance to new mothers in those areas, by providing them with Baby Kits. We support traditional birth attendants in some of the refugee camps to assist women with safe home births. KWO advocates on a variety of issues surrounding women’s, maternal, and child health with health agencies working both in IDP areas and in the camps. KWO raises awareness about a range of health issues for the better health of the whole community.
Projects under the Health Program
KWO is an ethnic women’s community-based organization that empowers women so they have capacity and power to solve their own problems and participate in decision-making that will affect their lives.
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