Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar

by MedAcross
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Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Healthcare for 2000 Rural Villagers in Myanmar
Sep 8, 2020

The Mobile Clinic on the Mergui islands

I don't know if you are now still enjoying some vacations at seaside or super busy in the office fighting against mosquitoes and working deadlines.
Now you can take a moment to distract yourself from your routine to travel through Myanmar islands with Medacross.

But here, as you well know MedAcross is not a travel agency and even if I will tell you about the islands, it will be necessary to make an effort not to let the imagination run wild with a cocktail on the beach.
The islands that we reach with the Boat Clinic are not only natural paradises often threatened by aggressive fishing by large international companies, they are also the home of many people living in some of the most untouched and remote places on earth.

During the last Boat Clinic at Aung Myanmar village we visited over 70 patients who live many kilometers away from the first hospital. Among the waiting patients, a little girl also arrived accompanied by her grandmother and our doctors immediately understood that something was wrong with her.
The grandmother learned of our arrival from a neighbor and arrived so worried at the place where we set up the visiting area because for some time the child, when she is agitated, has been spending long moments without breathing.

Her name is Poe Poe and she has 2 years old. The doctors examined the child with attention, noting that she showed signs of stunting and denutrition. The baby was born seven-months from a natural birth in the village, without any control during pregnancy and with only the help of a midwife, the norm for many women in Myanmar.
This situation causes 2,700 deaths during childbirth every year and causes serious problems for the growth of children born in isolated villages.
Helping this little girl is not easy because for an accurate diagnosis she will need to travel 4 hours, crossing the sea during rainy season, but we will make every effort to take this child to the hospital for more thorough checks.

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