Medical Action Myanmar
Improving access to

Health care for all people in Myanmar

Non-profit medical organization

Medical Action Myanmar

The main goal of Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) is to improve access to quality health care in Myanmar targeting poor, marginalized and vulnerable people.

The initiative is from Dr Frank Smithuis and Dr Ni Ni Tun, who previously worked for Médécins sans Frontières Myanmar from 1994 to 2009. They are working with a team of very committed and experienced health professionals.

In 2009 medical services were started in 1 clinic in Hlaingthayar, a peri-urban slum area of Yangon. Since then we expanded to 12 clinics across Myanmar providing a range of medical services for patients with HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Reproductive Tract Infections and Malnutrition, integrated in Basic Health Care services.


Health Workers

MAM has trained a network of over 1,750 Community Health Workers who provide community based health care, focusing on malaria, TB and basic health care in remote and hard-to-reach villages.

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on Motorbikes

MAM mobile teams regularly visit the community health workers for monitoring and medical supplies. They also provide on the job training.

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Scientific research

In 2013 the Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit (MOCRU) was established, which is led by professor Frank Smithuis.

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The situation in Myanmar

Medical Action Myanmar is deeply saddened and alarmed by the violence in Myanmar.
We call for a respect for human life, an end to lethal force against unarmed people and unhindered access to health care for all, including for injured people.

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