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

Program start 2019
Impacted population 175,000

Communities living along the Irrawaddy River face major obstacles in accessing health care.


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

Coordination and implementation : FXB International
This project is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Maurice Machoud Foundation, which is providing FXB with the floating clinic RV-Inwa for free, and the TotalEnergies Foundation, which has made possible the purchase and transformation of the RV-Mingun into a floating clinic as well as related health missions for the two floating clinics. 

Two cruise ships have been converted into floating clinics, each duly equipped with a consultation room, a pharmacy, and
space for minor surgery and dental care

The main objectives of this project are to allow the population to access primary health care, maternal and child care, infant nutrition services, minor surgeries, eye, and dental care. It is also about improving health outcomes, knowledge as well as referral services in a general context that has deteriorated considerably since 2021. In addition, regular revisits to the same villages allow to provide of long-term care for people with chronic diseases.

The team also conducts health education and awareness campaigns, notably in Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (family planning, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, etc).



Program impact

In 2022, the two floating clinics reached 128 villages along the Irrawaddy River, most of them two or three times. 

  • 44,555 adults and children benefited from the services of medical teams.
  • 59,872 community members were reached by outreach. 




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

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