Access to traditional healthcare for the poor

 
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Access to traditional healthcare for the poor

Access to traditional healthcare for the poor
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The treatment center

The treatment center
Lao Traditional Medicine (Ya Sa Moun Pai Lao) has a long history and the confidence of many Laotians. The RTC is the best center in Laos and has a steady influx of patients seeking treatment - usually around 100 a day pass through this building. (view small | med | large | orig)

Patient accommodation

Patient accommodation
This long hut, rustic and open to the elements, is the only place for patients to stay and cannot meet the high demands for service. Some patients must stay at the RTC for months at a time. The roof is leaking and there is no insulation. It can reach 45 degrees (celsius) in the height of the hot season. (view small | med | large | orig)

The rooms

The rooms
The accommodation is made up of 4 rooms, each with 2 beds. There are only a few matresses between everyone, old mosquito nets and threadbare blankets. Fang suffers from severe reumatism due to a lack of vitamins after giving birth. She comes from Luang nam tha in the far north. Your donations will help build additional rooms for RTC patients. (view small | med | large | orig)

The kitchen

The kitchen
Each patient is given a specific and strict diet to follow based on their illness. They then buy their own food (or in some cases, someone will have to buy it for them) at the local market. Everyone cooks in the shared kitchen. (view small | med | large | orig)

The pump house

The pump house
A new water filter system is one of the most urgent requirements at the RTC. This is the pump house and well. While water is abundant it is not pure and remains untreated for use. (view small | med | large | orig)

Herb stocks

Herb stocks
The RTC relies on the daily sale of herbs to function and treat more serious patients. The Master sees 100 patients each day on average, with varying illnesses. Patients usually pay around 50 cents a bag for herbs. (view small | med | large | orig)

Hope for Grandpa

Hope for Grandpa
Patients come from all over Laos to the RTC. Grandpa Thong is 65 and has been unable to speak due to thyroid problems. He has travelled from Xiangkhoang more than 12 hours away and has been at the RTC for three weeks. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treatment for the elderly

Treatment for the elderly
Grandma Thong has also come with serious injuries. She has type 2 diabetes and may lose her left foot. With the correct traditional treatment she has a high chance of saving it and keeping her illness in check. (view small | med | large | orig)

The master

The master
Master Kampeun is known all over Laos as the best traditional healer in the country. He combines traditional knowledge with a scientific approach and educates patients on all matters of health. Remarkably, he is 78! (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $230 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Souly QuachAngkham

Founder
Vientiane Capital, Vientiane Province Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Map of Access to traditional healthcare for the poor