MoPoTsyo Patient Information Centre

Our mission is to improve access to reliable information and self-management skills for Cambodian diabetics and high blood pressure patients, especially those who are poor. We want to make living with diabetes and other chronic diseases more affordable and feasible for Cambodians including for those who are poor. Based on our experience in Cambodia since 2005, this can best be done by involving people who have the chronic disease themselves. With engagement and training passive diabetes patients can recover from their disease and become active people able to manage their disease and share their knowledge and skills with others. We want to help more chronic patients and this means that w...
Oct 4, 2012

Helping more people with Diabetes

MrsSarouen&San
MrsSarouen&San

Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve been able to help more poor people with diabetes who are struggling to pay their prescription drugs. Most patients are women. We raised the number of people receiving a discount-voucher to 101. Your extra support helps them to pay for their medication every month. The discounts vary from 50% to 100% depending on the individual situation of every patient and the height of the monthly bill.

 As you can see, you have made a big difference for a much larger number of people who were struggling with these costs. Their number went up from 64 to 101 thanks to your donation.

Here is Mrs Sarouen. She has been a member of MoPoTsyo since 2005, when we first began to work in the area where lives. Life has been difficult for her and for many years she has been struggling to get by. When she first registered, she had to take only oral medication. She receives 90% discount because otherwise she simply cannot afford the insulin that she must take nowadays, 7 years later. She is seen here discussing with experienced Peer Educator Mr Sreng San early morning after most of the other diabetes patients have left.

 Sreng San is himself diabetic too. He takes care of a large number of patients like Mrs Khuon Sarouen, some of whom are alone and old. For them it is not easy to switch to insulin and inject themselves several times a day. Fortunately, the support group is there, every Saturday morning at Mr San’s home where she can meet lots of other people, some of whom have similar experiences. It is also the place for a check of blood glucose, body weight, blood pressure and making an appointment with the doctor at the referral hospital, if things are not going well.

Our financial goal is USD 20,000 per year for 250 patients. So far we have raised over USD 4,000. The total monthly value of their discounts which these patients receive is USD 458 so we will run short on yearly basis. We hope to raise more in the coming months to continue to help our people with diabetes and …help more people. Your support is more than welcome.

Our Cambodian NGO MoPoTsyo is advocating for the adoption of affordable structural solutions to the problems that we encounter. First we help to find these solutions and when we find them we test them out and we share our knowledge with everyone who wants to know more about it.

For detailed project activities, please go to our website at http://www.mopotsyo.org

Maurits van Pelt, October 3rd  2012


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Jun 25, 2012

1st quarterly report 2012

Thanks to the fabulous donations, we’ve been able to help more people with diabetes. We raised the number of people from 58 to 92. Your extra support helps them to pay for their medication every month.  Among these 92, three out of four (69) are women. The discounts vary from 50% to 100% depending on the individual situation.

 

A little bit of support can be critical to improve quality of life. For example, here is Mrs Nhem Samat with her new voucher to buy her medicines for June 2012 from the revolving drug fund. The lower the monthly costs, the better she is able to afford the daily treatment. She has an 80% discount on her monthly bill of USD 9.75 bringing it down to just USD 1.89, a level with which she can cope.

She lives with her husband. They are both old and have very little money to live on so meeting the cost of medicines is a real challenge for them. She likes the routine of joining the Tuesday morning group of diabetics led by the peer educator in area where she lives. That morning also Dr An Prasath from the Public Health Center nearby was making an informal visit.

Our financial goal is USD 20,000 per year for 250 patients. So far we have raised over USD 4,000. The total monthly value of their discounts which these 92 patients receive is USD 456 so we will run short on yearly basis. We hope to raise more in the coming months to continue to help our people with diabetes and …help more people. Your support is more than welcome.

 

Our Cambodian NGO MoPoTsyo is advocating for the adoption of affordable structural solutions to the problems that we encounter. First we help to find these solutions and when we find them we test them out and we share our knowledge with everyone who wants to know more about it.

 

For many more news items and detailed project activities, please read our last newsletter called “highlights” by clicking on the weblink here below:

http://www.mopotsyo.org/Highlights_Jan_2012_to_May_2012.html

 

Maurits van Pelt, 26 June 2012


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