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Physicians Working To Bring Health Care To Remote, Rural Areas Of Thailand, Liberia

Global Health NOW: In Thailand, $3 a Month Could Boost Migrant Health
“…To bring better health — and dignity — to [migrants living in Thailand along the Thai-Burmese border,] a transient group trapped in the gaps between two health care systems along a porous border, … French-born, Thai-based physician [Nicolas Durier] has founded a nonprofit that aims to build health care access by providing low-cost insurance. Called Dreamlopments — a name that merges ‘dream’ and ‘developments’ — the Bangkok-based group will offer much-needed preventive screening and other services in partnership with a network of public and private health care providers on both sides of the border…” (Gately, 12/2).

Quartz: This doctor believes an experiment he tried in Liberia could bring health care to everyone in the world
“Raj Panjabi, a physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston[, recently] was awarded the 2017 TED Prize. In 2007, Panjabi co-founded what would later become Last Mile Health with a group of Liberian civil war survivors and American health workers. The team’s mission is to recruit, train, and provide resources to health care workers in far-flung communities in Liberia…” In this interview, Panjabi says, “Investing in the people in remote rural areas might have a lot to do with enabling us to be safer in the future. It was clear during the Ebola crisis that local community health workers were really critical in responding to the disease…” (Rathi, 12/4).

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