Revitalization and Development of Karen Traditional Medicine for Sustainable Refugee Health Services at the Thai–Burma Border

Gerard Bodeker, Cora Neumann
2012 Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies  
The Burmese regime's protracted violent conflict with its ethnic minorities has resulted in 2 million migrants and refugees settling across the border in Thailand. In addition there are an estimated 600,000 internally displaced people in border regions within Burma. For many, conventional health services are limited or unavailable. This article reports on the use, preservation, and practice of traditional Karen medicine among refugees and migrants along the Thai-Burma border. Traditional health
more » ... Traditional health practitioners are adapting their practices to meet refugee and migrants' changing needs, creating options for sustainable community-based health services.
doi:10.1080/15562948.2012.646224 fatcat:hfxlihs6ivfuxlovpg3rs6dxyi