MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar

by MedAcross
Play Video
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar

Summary

There are more than 240 thousand people living with AIDS in Myanmar. For those people, finding a job and have medical healthcare is a daily struggle, because AIDS is a strong stigma in Myanmar. Coronavirus has worsened their situation since they are heavily immunosuppressed. MedAcross help AIDS patients in South Myanmar with free medical visits and medicines, giving health counselling and providing clean food and water to avoid additional illnesses. Help us don't let down who has no one else.

$40,000
total goal
$6,795
remaining
126
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

In 2019 UN AIDS reported that 240.000 people live with AIDS in Myanmar, but the actual number of HIV patients are much higher and difficult to define. In Myanmar, AIDS is a strong stigma and patient often avoid the medical treatment to hide their condition to the community. This worsens their immunosuppression situation, causing the spreading of the disease among families. Coronavirus pandemic has worsened the situation of AIDS patients: many lost their job and get easily sick.

Solution

MedAcross provide free medical visits, additional medication, food support and health counselling to avoid AIDS spreading in communities. To solve the AIDS stigma on our patients, we help them get national medications ensuring their anonymousness. We also provide clean food and water to AIDS families in Kawthaung district, reducing drastically infectious diseases (extremely dangerous for immunosuppressed patients). Facial mask and hand sanitizer are also provided to avoid Coronavirus infection.

Long-Term Impact

The project will give free healthcare to AIDS patients in Kawthaung district, where many people coming out of Thailand sex trafficking lives. MedAcross'medical and social counselling help AIDS patients to avoid spreading disease in families and contribute humanizing patients' conditions in the community. Our pragmatic approach changes drastically life condition of patients and helps the whole Kawthaung community.

Resources

http:/​/​www.medacross.org
AIDS patients program by MedAcross
Programma per pazienti con AIDS di MedAcross

Organization Information

MedAcross

Location: Turin - Italy
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Erika Vitale
Turin, Italy
$33,205 raised of $40,000 goal
 
139 donations
$6,795 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

MedAcross has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.