In Myanmar, most of the population lives in the outback part of the country, where the tropical forest has been removed to make space for oil palm plantations. The plantation workers are extremely poor and live in areas without proper roads that connect them to the city.
The people who live in remote areas do not have access to hospitals or pharmacies because the closest one could be 8 hours away by foot! Those families can afford to see a doctor only for life or death situations. This means that the rate of mortality of the population is extremely high.
MedAcross reaches 5 villages every month with a clinic-equipped pickup that can reach the most outback areas. We examine every patient regularly and we provide medicines for free.
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