April 9, 2024

Monthly report from Myanmar: Su Sus News and Insights


Every month, our project manager in Myanmar Su Myat Oo (called Su Su) sends us a summary of the activities at the Irrawaddy River Doctors and at the mother and child center. She also gives us an insight into the current situation in the politically unstable Myanmar and the impact this is having on the local people.

We reproduce her impressive report in the original English language. Here are her observations for the month of February.

Dear Dr.Veronika,

How are you and all of Artemed Team? I hope you are in good health. I am writing a monthly overview report for IRD February trip and activities. Our team was on duty with the boat from 1st - 27rd February and provided our medical treatment to 15 villages. Two of them we never visited before.

The ICD result showed that we had a total of 1522 patients. Among these patients, about 4.9% (74 in number) were pregnant women who came for AN care. Additionally 190 boys and girls (12.5%) between 1 to 14 years old visited us for medical check-ups and treatment while about 3.9% (59 in number) were younger than one year old. We did screening test regarding comprehensive AN care to 56 pregnant women and a total of 834 laboratory testing have been done.

During this month, our team provided the general medical treatment such as Idiopathic Anaemia, Urinary Tract Infection and Rheumatic Fever according to the signs and symptoms of the patients and the laboratory test results. Furthermore, our team provided treatment for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and stroke. In this month, we had random blood sugar testing to 376 patients whose BMI were above 23. And we also did Electrocardiogram (ECG) testing to 549 new patients who were older than 40 years. Furthermore, patients with acute respiratory tract infection and many other health problems came to our boat to get treatment.

Even though there is no dental surgeon at the moment available,our team provided medical treatment to minor dental illness such as lip sores, oral candidiasis, aphthous ulcer, toothache due to dental caries and else.

In conclusion, thanks again to Artemed Stiftung and all donors for your continuous support and love for Myanmar operation. I am very happy to be able to work together with trust until today.

With Best Regards,

Su Su

News from the Mother and Child Center, Bogale

In December, 10 babies were born in our MCC. The prenatal examinations were also well received and some of the mothers also came for follow-up care.

Take a look at our baby gallery: all children born at the MCC are welcomed here.

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