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.
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.
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.
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.
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