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Health Care Centre for Burmese Refugees

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Providing free healthcare to Burmese refugees in Delhi.
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Burmese refugees cannot afford medicine or treatment at Indian hospitals. Therefore, the WRWAB operates a small clinic where these people are treated for free.

The health care centre is open 3 days per week in the evening hours. In emergency cases, a nurse can visit patients at their homes.

The organization cooperates with the UNHCR in Delhi and even managed to establish its own sources of income by opening a small shop with home-made products.

You can help by covering the clinic's expenses for rent, transportation and communication, nurse's and assistant's salaries, and medicine.

You can learn more about the health crisis of Burmese refugees in Delhi in the following film, which includes a part on the work of WRWAB:

 

Health Conditions of Burmese Refugees in Delhi (shortened) from Burma Center Prague on Vimeo.

Additional Information

Name of Organization Women's Rights and Welfare Association of Burma
About the Organisation

The Women's Rights and Welfare Association of Burma (WRWAB) was formed in February 1995 through women's empowerment. The organization has organized training workshops on women's rights and health care, and encouraged women's participation in decision making and the political sphere.

The WRWAB set up a healthcare centre for Burmese, to provide primary health care and medicines free of cost, as well as to do minor operations and deliver babies. A certified, experienced nurse from Burma provides treatment. The centre also organizes workshops on health education.

The applicant successfully completed a microproject in 2010.

Total Costs INR 35,000 (approx. CZK 13,400)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 13,000
Total Number of Shares 26
Location Sitapuri, Geeveen Park, Sunday Market and C1 Area in New Delhi
Timeframe August - October 2011
Progress Update
  • August: The WRWAB Health Care Centre treated a total of 413 patients in the month of August, on average more than 30 patients a day as the clinic is open 3 days a week. At the clinic, a professional nurse provides primary health care with the help of an assistant. Patients receive medicine free of charge.
  • September: A total of 465 patients were treated at the health centre in September.

Outputs

The WRWAB Health Care Centre, located in the Sitapuri area where many Burmese live, is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4pm to 7pm, and in emergency cases a nurse can visit a patient at home. The centre treated a total of 413 patients in the month of August, on average more than 30 patients a day. At the clinic, a professional nurse provides primary health care with the help of an assistant. Patients receive medicine free of charge. In September a total of 465 patients were treated at the health centre, and in November a total of 423.

Words from the Microgrant Recipient

“Overall project was successfully implemented. We met our goal of helping poor Burmese refugees to get access to health care at free of cost. As an output, we were able to give medical treatment to 1301 patients within 3 months at our health care centre. …After we saw the output of the project, we decided to work to find ways and means to continue the project in future. Those patients who benefited from the project also want us to continue the project.”

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1. Members of WRWAB that run the clinic.

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2. Patient getting a shot at the clinic.

3. Mother and child receiving care at the clinic.

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