Jeden Monat schickt uns unsere Projektleiterin in Myanmar Su Myat Oo (genannt Su Su) eine Zusammenfassung der Aktivitäten bei den Irrawaddy River Doctors und im Mutter-Kind-Zentrum. Darüber hinaus gewährt sie uns Einsichten in die aktuelle Lage im politisch instabilen Myanmar und welche Auswirkungen dies auf die Menschen vor Ort hat.
Wir geben ihren eindrucksvollen Bericht im Original in Englischer Sprache wieder. Hier sind ihre Beobachtungen für den Monat Januar:
Dear Dr. Veronika,
I hope you and your family are very well. Our first trip of 2023 has been completed safely and healthy by the end of January. During this trip our team was able to provide medical treatment for 13 villages.
According to out schedule, we started from on January 2 nd and we worked on the boat for 22 days. The ICD results show that in total we could help 1940 patientes. 68 % were general patients (in total: 1315) in and 32 % came due to dental problems (in total: 625); for 154 of them we made laboratory tests. Furthermore we checked 62 pregnant women, who came for AN care check-up and laboratory tests (49). In January 689 children (under 15) visited us for medical check-ups or medical treatments, including dental help. 19 of the children were younger than one year. Additionally 289 patientes could be dewormed.
The focus during the Januray trip was to fight diseasees such as coughing, respiratory infection, headache, Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis, Syphilis, HIV, diabetes mellitus and different diseases of the skin.
As for dental treatment, we continue provided for the patients related with dental caries, periodontitis, gingivitis, sometimes oral ulcer and tongue ulcer due to sharp edges of the teeth, root rests, and more. The work for our dental team was hence as usual mostly filling procedures, root retaining and shedding of teeth. We also shared knowledge about how to care teeth, and we supported the necessary medicine for some dental patients.
All of our staff are happy that our January trip was completed safely and healthy. During this month we got more patients than expected, because the weather is changing and it is a bit colder this winter. Following there are more sick patients. Some elderly patients have difficultyíes to come to our Boat, so we provided home medical treatment as well. Some patients are always waiting for us and swimming clinic, because it is too difficult for them to go far away for medical treatment. That’s why they always bery grateful, when we arrive.
On the last day of this January trip, all IRD staff made a new year’s donation in Pyat Pyee village. The things we served are fried noodles and juice for about 400 peoples. They people were very happy and thanked our team.
In this month, we also visited a village we had never visited before and we gave health education and shared toothpaste and toothbrushes, lotion and mosquito repellent lotion.
Now, the staff go back to their home for holiday and they will return on January 30. I would like to thank to Artemed foundation for you continuing support and love for Myanmar operation.
With Best Regards,
Su Su @ Myanmar
With Best regards,
Neuigkeiten aus dem Mutter-Kind-Zentrum, Bogale
Im Januar wurden 11 Babies in unserem MCC geboren. Alle kamen gesund zur Welt. Insgesamt besuchten 202 Frauen zu Vorsorgeuntersuchungen, Geburten oder Nachsorgeuntersuchungen das Zentrum.
Sechs Kinder unter 5 Jahren kamen zu einem Checkup, und zwei über 5 Jahre (6 und 7 Jahre alt). Bei den zwei älteren Kindern handelt es sich um Mädchen, bei denen beiden ein Untergewicht (BMI 14.9 und 13.5) festgestellt wurde; Aufklärung zur richtigen Ernährung wurden durchgeführt.
Schauen Sie doch auch mal in unsere Babygalerie: Hier werden alle Kinder, die im MCC geboren wurden, willkommen geheißen.