This article features MAM’s project in Kachin State – it highlights the innovative and inclusive way MAM works in treating patients with HIV and heroin addiction – treating, supporting, educating, training and working towards changing community attitudes.
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Dear friends and colleagues,
Hereby I present to you the 2019 Annual Activity Report of MAM. I would like to highlight a few points;
- We conducted over 1.1 million patient consultations in 2019 in poor peri-urban slums and in the most remote hard-to-reach communities.
- In 2019 we identified several hundred children with severe rickets in Nagaland, a remote area in North-West Myanmar. Rickets causes severe bone deformities due to a lack of vit D. We started treatment which takes a long time, but it seems successful in most children.
- In January 2020 Covid-19 struck. Surprisingly many health NGOs stopped their activities. We are proud to say that all MAM staff continued their activities (with some precaution measures) in the clinics as well as in the remote communities without disruption.
We especially want to thank all donors. Wishing you all a healthy 2020.
Best regards, Frank and Nini