A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at Emory partners with MAP Foundation in Thailand to support sanitary working and health conditions for Burmese migrant workers.
Who we are// GlobeMed at Emory
Founded in 2011, GlobeMed at Emory is one of over 50 chapters dedicated to strengthening the movement for global health equity and improving the health of the impoverished around the world. We partner with MAP Foundation, a grassroots organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to empower Burmese migrant communities.
Our Partner// MAP Foundation
MAP Foundation (Migrant Assistance Program) is a grassroots Thai non-governmental organization that seeks to empower migrant communities from Burma living and working in Thailand. MAP was established in 1996 and has been working to improve migrant rights in the fields of health, labor, and women’s rights. MAP works towards a vision of the future where people from Burma have the right to stay securely within their home country as well as the right to migrate safely and where the human rights and freedoms of all migrants are fully respected and observed.
Our Project// $4000 to Ensure Safe and Healthy Living Conditions for Burmese Migrant Workers
Our project works to help Burmese migrants access healthcare in Thailand and prevent their exploitation in the workforce.
GlobeMed at Emory will support the operations of an Emergency House that provides shelter and support for migrants and their families who have travelled to Chiang Mai for medical care.