Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2011 Field Trip 3

Posted by
webmaster
At
2011-03-31 13:24
Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2011 Field Trip 3
Views
35

Wat Pra Baht Nam Phu: The Buddhist Temple that Cares for Full-blown AIDS patients

With the limited health workforce in the public health care system and the situation of HIV/AIDS that Thailand is facing, Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu has filled the gap as the non-government sector, particularly the religious sector, that could contribute enormously to the health of HIV/AIDS patients. Comprehensive health care to HIV/AIDS patients is provided by monks, professional health care providers, and volunteers and this becomes an excellent skill mix to deal with bio-psycho-social aspect of health.

Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu, is a temple located in the hills of Lopburi, 120 km north of Bangkok. It has played an important role in providing care for HIV/AIDS patients since 1992, led by Pra Alongkot. For almost 20 years Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu has been the place for desperate HIV/AIDS patients.

Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu began providing physical and mental health care to HIV/AIDS patients since 1992. Not only providing care to HIV/AIDS patients, the temple also looks after orphans affected by HIV/AIDS infection. Approximately 2,000 patients are under the temple's care. Of these, 1,300 are orphans. The temple has two main sources of financial support, approximately 100,000 Baht per month from the Thai government and from donations.

Comments

Thanks in advance for your cooperation with the above conditions. I hope you find it useful.It helped me with ocean of knowledge so I really believe you willdo much better in the future I appreciate everything you have added to my knowledge base. Thank you for the good you do here it is valuable to us...
Regards,
chiropractic sacramento

Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu has filled the gap as the non-government sector and definitely there would be found great approach to fight against HIV/AIDS.

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • HTML tags will be transformed to conform to HTML standards.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.