MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar

by MedAcross
Play Video
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar
MEDACROSS - AIDS patients are not alone in Myanmar

Summary

There are more than 240 thousand people living with AIDS in Myanmar. For those people, finding a job and have medical healthcare is a daily struggle, because AIDS is a strong stigma in Myanmar. Coronavirus has worsened their situation since they are heavily immunosuppressed. MedAcross help AIDS patients in South Myanmar with free medical visits and medicines, giving health counselling and providing safe food and water to avoid additional illnesses. Help us don't let down who has no one else.

$65,000
total goal
$561
remaining
180
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

In Myanmar, AIDS is a strong stigma and patients often avoid medical treatment to hide their condition from the community. This worsens their immunosuppression situation, causing the spreading of the disease among families. Coronavirus pandemic has worsened the situation of AIDS patients: many people lost their job and have difficulties sustaining their families, with that consequence of getting more marginalized and sick.

Solution

MedAcross provide free medical visits, additional medication and health counselling to avoid AIDS spreading in communities. To solve the AIDS stigma on our patients, we help them get national medications ensuring their anonymity. We also provide school fees and safe food and water to AIDS families in the Kawthaung district, reducing drastically infectious diseases (extremely dangerous for immunosuppressed patients).

Long-Term Impact

The project will give free healthcare to AIDS patients in the Kawthaung district, where many people coming out of Thailand sex trafficking lives. MedAcross' medical and social counselling help AIDS patients to avoid spreading disease in families and contribute to humanizing patients' conditions in the community. Our pragmatic approach changes drastically the life conditions of patients and helps the whole Kawthaung community to overcome AIDS stigma by knowing the disease and protect everyone.

Resources

Organization Information

MedAcross

Location: Turin, Piedmont - Italy
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Erika Vitale
Turin, Piedmont Italy
$64,439 raised of $65,000 goal
 
235 donations
$561 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

MedAcross has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.