Enabling people living along the Irrawaddy River to have access to adequate health care

Program start 2019
Impacted population 12,000

Communities living along the Irrawaddy River face constant barriers to accessing health care.

Context

The communities living along the Irrawaddy River are poor, vulnerable to natural disasters and often live without electricity or modern communications.

As people move further away from urban centres and villages are no longer accessible by road, health care needs become very important. The medical infrastructure and local resources available are rudimentary or even non-existent.

Our action

In order to enable people living along the Irrawaddy River to have access to adequate health care, the Maurice Machoud Foundation acquired a pleasure boat and transformed it into a clinical boat. It was equipped with a consultation room, a pharmacy and spaces for minor surgery and dental care.

FXB Myanmar and the Maurice Machoud Foundation have established a partnership for the conduct and development of this program.

Program impact

This floating clinic provides 12,000 children and adults each year with access to adequate health care. In addition, regular revisits to the same villages provide longer-term care for people with chronic diseases.

Testimonial

We look forward to every visit to the floating clinic for treatment because we have no other option here.

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