Step I - Medical-humanitarian assistance

To date, MedAcross has been operating in Myanmar in support of the humanitarian and healthcare project developed by the Sisters of our Lady of the Missions in the town of Kawthaung and in the surrounding rural areas that focuses specifically on providing:

  • assistance to kids and teenagers who are victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation by giving them jobs in a textile factory in order to increase their chances of finding work and being independent.

  • basic health services for IDPs and needy people, for whom the most common diseases are HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

  • educational services for street children in the city

  • mobile clinics set-up in rural villages that bring free medical care to over 300 people who have no access to any form of healthcare service.

In Kawthaung with the important support of Fondazione La Stampa - Specchio dei Tempi, MedAcross is financing the reconstruction of a Basic Health Clinic with an HIV Center to provide free health care and professional training to local medical staff.

MedAcross will also purchase a vehicle that will allow to significantly increase the number of villages currently reached through the mobile clinic programme, so that more than 1,000 people can be visited monthly by our medical staff.