EVERY DAY BRINGS NEW CHALLENGES

Ye Min Naing has been working for the village health worker (VHW) programme of Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) in Paletwa Township, Chin State, since June 2017.

The VHW are based in remote communities and provide malaria screening and treatment services, conduct tuberculosis case finding and patient follow-up, deliver a basic health care package, and refer people with health emergencies to the hospital.

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COVID-19 — Please donate

If you would like to help us help our friends in MAM our Bank details are:

Friends of Medical Action Myanmar
Lloyds Bank, High St, Andover
Sort Code: 30-90-21
Acc number: 42199160

Please help – here are some of the items we need urgently:

Oxygen concentrator + pulse oximeter + oxygen masks£4000
Sodium hypochlorite solution  £60
Stocks of hand gel  £170
Infrared Thermometers£2,600
Patient referral support (taxi fare or ambulance hire or hospital costs)  £3,700
Clinic Staff transportation  £2,850
PPE (Gloves, face shields, apron, caps, surgical gowns)  £6 per set – we have 50 clinic staff – we are hoping to cover them for 8 months

DAW NU NYIE: A HERO INSIDE THE COMMUNITY ON THE FIGHT AGAINST TB

Community volunteers are front-line heroes in the fight against TB in the community. Read more about Daw Nu Nyie, a community volunteer trained by Medical Action Myanmar in Myitkyina, Kachin State.

Myitkyina, capital city of Kachin State in northern Myanmar, is one of the townships with the highest TB burden in the country. Widespread drug use and the associated high prevalence of HIV infection worsen the situation. Read the rest of the story.

3MDG Update

What does the 3MDG Fund do?

Together with the Government of Myanmar and other partners, the 3MDG Fund strengthens the national health system at all levels, extending access for poor and vulnerable populations to quality health services. The 3MDG Fund has a significant, timely and nationwide impact improving maternal, newborn and child health, combating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and health system strengthening to deliver sustainable, efficient and responsive healthcare across Myanmar.