In September MedAcross completed the feasibility study in preparation of Mobile Clinic program extension that will provides for:
- empowerment of health services in the area of Aung Bar, in the north of the Kawthaung District and in the heart of oil palm plantations;
- activation of health services in the area of the natural park of Lampi trought Boat Clinic;
- implementation of a health promotion program aimed at students of 10 schools adjacent to the sites visited by the Mobile Clinic program.
The project also involves capacity building activities addressed to the operators of the Rural Health Center (R.H.C.), 10 basic facilities dedicated to child delivery, pregnancies assistance, vaccinations and first aid, and the strengthening of the services offered by the Mobile Clinic program.
Thanks to this program exthension, over 17.000 people will be directly treated as patients or involved in the education and training acritivties.
Jul 18, 2019
Opening of a new Mobile Clinic site
By Erika Vitale - Project Admin
Villages and plantations served by Mobile Clinic
On Saturday 25 May 2019, Medacross' team went on a mission to Y-Den Village, 45 miles from Kawtahung. Despite the distance is the same as with Taiwan palm oil plantation and Nam-Tom Village, it takes much longer to reach Y-Den. About 4 and a half hours for the outward journey and 4 hours for the return journey. After an hour's journey by the main road, the remaining route winds through palm oil plantations. The speed cannot be high given the road, weather conditions and also many trucks and workers occupy the roads. Once in the village, we settled in a newly built school with a large garden outside. The patients were many, over 120, but we were able to register and visit all of them. Lunch break we ate in the village chief's house. Inside the house there is a small pharmacy where the owner does everything possible to assist people for free. Once a month the owner goes to Kawthaung to supply the pharmacy with the money obtained from the offers of the villagers.
The Y-Den mission has brought together several villages: TZK, Ever Green, Num Tung, Aung Thar Yar, Aye Mya Thar Yar, Aye Mya Minglar and Myaing Thar Yar.
The total number of villages and plantations served is now 12, with over 2000 patients.
Apr 19, 2019
A new Mobile Clinic for rural people of Myanmar!
By Erika Vitale - Country Manager
Mobile Clinic arrival in Kawthaung
we are happy to announce that, with the help of hundreds of small and big donors like you, Medacross had been able to donate a new Mobile Clinic vehicle that will allow our medical staff to visit rural villages and plantations 6 days/week.
Up to now, we are already treating more than 2.000 patients. After this achievement, Medacross will guarantee free medical services and medicines to over 5.000 people!
Everyday we dedicate our work to all the vulnerable children and families beliving in us to ensure better living conditions for the women and men of tomorrow.
But we are just at the beginning and there is still so much to do.