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Alcohol use disorders among Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) among Myanmar male migrant workers (> 15 years) living in Mae Sot, Thailand, and their patterns of drinking.

Design/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 512 participants to measure AUDs and drinking patterns. ANOVA and χ2 analyses were performed to assess demographic differences between abstainers, harmful and hazardous drinkers (HHDs) (those showing signs of AUDs) and non-harmful drinkers.

Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable HIV and TB Patients South Eastern Myanmar

The project will continue to build on long-standing successful collaboration between IOM and WFP to provide critical nutrition and food support to vulnerable patients living with TB and HIV in South East Myanmar (Mon and Kayin States). The main objective is to improve treatment outcomes for these patients and reduce morbidity and mortality amongst migrants and mobility impacted communities.