By Vittoria Brucoli - Communication and Fundraising manager
Patient visited with his family
M. is a 27 years old guy living in a village in Kawthaung township, in the southern part of Myanmar. He used to work as a carpenter building wood furniture with his father until he got a stroke and the situation became dramatic.
The stroke damaged the use of his arms and his leg became very weak so he got injured by falling from the stairs. He is laying on a bed for two months and the family cannot afford medical bills for medicine and specific assistance. The pain and the bed sores make him eat as little as possible, when Medacross doctors came to his house to visit him he barely looks at them, seems to have no interest in the surroundings and suffered from acute urine retention that can easily transform into an emergency.
MedAcross team define a post-stroke therapy for M. and include him in the remote assistance for Non Communicable disease patients, which consists of training Community Health Volunteers in each village to assist chronic patients in strict connection with our medical team, providing medicines and preventing the worsening of illness.
With your help, our Mobile Clinic can reach patients like M. reshaping the future of young Myanmar patients and families during the current crisis.
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