Health Infrastructure Support
MSF teams treat HIV patients co-infected with diseases such as tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) and hepatitis C through integrated programs in Shan and Kachin states, as well as in Yangon and Dawei in Tanintharyi region.
These programs also offer treatment for sexually transmitted infections, provide health education, psychological and social support, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Teams are targeting high-risk and vulnerable groups, such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and migrant workers. MSF is supporting the National AIDS Program (NAP) to decentralise treatment.
MSF is responsible for viral load testing for all HIV patients in Tanintharyi region, and works with the community to improve early HIV detection and treatment.
In the remote townships, where access to healthcare is minimal, we provide outpatient consultations in fixed and mobile clinics, and support Ministry of Health vaccination campaigns. A new program focusing on primary healthcare and health promotion was launched in Naga, one of the most remote corners of the country, in Sagaing region.