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Medical Assistance Direct Review 2010


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A history of MaD's Medical Assistance Direct Program and a review of its activities in Bakong in 2009.

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Medical Assistance Direct Review 2010

  1. 2. MaD MISSION <ul><li>TsSn³vis½yrbs ; GgÁkaredIm,ICIvPaBRbesIreLIg </li></ul><ul><li>edIm,IemIleXIjRbCaCnkm<úCaenARKb;v½y nigRKb;vb,Fm’TaMgGs;rYmsamKÁIKña ehIyTTYl)annUvsiT§isMerc eday karRbkan;nUvCMenOrYmmYYy eBalKWBYkeKmansiT§ikñúgkarksag nigerobcMkarrs;enARBmTaMgkarcMerInlUtlas;;tam rebobrs;enAkñúgshKmn_rbs;xøÜnTaMgenAkñúgeBlbc©úb,nñ nigeBlGnaKt . BYkeKGacrs;enAkñúgbriyakas mYyRbkbedaysuvtßiPaB nigsnþisux KµanRKab;mIn manTwks¥ateRbIR)as;RKb;Kña manesrIPaBkñúgkareFVIdMeNIreTA RKb;TisTIkñúgépÞRbeTstamry³ehdæarcnasm<½n§ nigbNþajpøÚvfñl;RtUv)anEklMG ehIyRKb;KñaTTYl)annUvesva EfTaMsuxPaB nigGnam½ykan;EtRbesIreLIg . CaBiess KWRKb;KñaTTYl)anGaharUbtßmÖRbkbedayKuN PaBx<s;edayminKitBIzan³kñúgsgÁmeLIy . karlubbM)at;PaBRkIRketaky:ak PaBkxVk; GMeBIhigSa nigkarbMBan elIkumar nig®sþIeTscrN_pøÚvePTkumarGnafaKµanTICMrk RBmTaMgFana[mankarTTYlsÁal;TaMgRsugBIsaFarN³ TUeTAfaCnBiikar KWCasmaCikd¾manRbeyaCn_rbs;sgÁmCati . </li></ul><ul><li>esckþIéføfñÚrkñúgCIvPaBRbcaMéf¶rbs;BYkeK KW sMrab;RbCaCnkm<úCaTaMgGs;¡ </li></ul><ul><li>“ To serve in making a lasting difference for good to as many people, families and communities as we possibly can given the resources we have at our disposal. To empower individuals to be self-sufficient and to share these acquired life skills with others.” </li></ul>
  2. 3. MaD PROJECTS <ul><li>MaD for Good! Cambodia is active in the management of it’s own projects and third party projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of activity include: </li></ul><ul><li>MaD Foster Home </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Development Program or RDP </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistance Direct - M.A.D. Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>School & Orphanage Support </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntourism – vMaD </li></ul><ul><li>MaD Eatery </li></ul><ul><li>MaD Adventures </li></ul>
  3. 4. MaD PROJECTS IN BRIEF MaD Orphanage <ul><li>Since April 2009 we have provided a home and a family to 8 Cambodian orphans </li></ul>
  4. 5. MaD PROJECTS IN BRIEF Rural Development Project <ul><li>MaD RDP works in installing and refurbishing water pumps, community development work and building sanitation units and houses for villages. </li></ul>
  5. 6. MaD PROJECTS IN BRIEF School/Orphanage Support <ul><li>MaD works to provide structured assistance to local schools and orphanages in areas such as clean water, improved sanitation, garbage/waste management, health and hygiene education, classroom repairs and refurbishments; English language tuition and agricultural/food support </li></ul>
  6. 7. MaD PROJECTS IN BRIEF vMaD <ul><li>MaD’s vMaD volunteer program enables volunteers to work side-by-side with our Khmer team on our projects: teaching English to our children; working on our RDP program or working on our Medical Program </li></ul>
  7. 8. MaD PROJECTS IN BRIEF MaD Eatery <ul><li>Siem Reap first donations only restaurant: there are no prices on the menu for food, customers simply pay what they thought the meal was worth. Serving an original mixture of Western and Khmer food. 100% of the profits support MaD’s Programs. Opening next week! </li></ul>
  8. 9. MaD PROJECTS IN BRIEF MaD Adventures <ul><li>Registered social enterprise in the UK: organises adventure tours in Cambodia, 100% of profits going towards MaD’s projects. On April 1 st we launch our first tour: the inaugural event of the MaD Tuk Tuk Challenge, where participating teams will attempt to drive Tuk Tuks from Siem Reap to Sihanookville over a period of 10 days. </li></ul>
  9. 10. FOCUS ON M.A.D. <ul><li>In June 2008 we launched a pilot project in basic healthcare with MaD working in rural areas without easy/ready access to Health Centres. </li></ul><ul><li>August 2008 saw MaD launch M.A.D. Medical Assistance Direct as a mobile healthcare service to rural communities in partnership with Provincial Health Centres. </li></ul><ul><li>January 2009 MaD having had several months of data and project experience redesigned the M.A.D. Program to become it’s current incarnation as a School Based Healthcare & Education Program focusing on the District of Bakong. </li></ul>
  10. 11. M.A.D. PROGRAM STEP 1 <ul><li>June saw the pilot project launch with M.A.D. Program starting its test phase in many Districts; </li></ul><ul><li>Varin </li></ul><ul><li>Pouk & </li></ul><ul><li>Angkor Thom </li></ul>
  11. 12. M.A.D. PROGRAM STEP 2 <ul><li>In August we launched our first series of rural clinics, offering primary healthcare in remote areas. </li></ul><ul><li>This was in conjunction with Provincial Health department Health Centres and continued until December 2008. </li></ul>
  12. 13. M.A.D. PROGRAM STEP 3 <ul><li>Having spent 6 months in the field we revised the program after discussion with Provincial Health Department, Health Centres and the M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education Program evolved. </li></ul>
  13. 14. M.A.D.’s Mobile Clinic <ul><li>MaD’s Mobile Health clinic consists of a converted Tuk Tuk which is driven by a quad bike instead of a motorbike. It is the first of its kind in Cambodia </li></ul>
  14. 15. M.A.D.’s Mobile Clinic <ul><li>The addition of the quad bike means we can navigate the roughest of roads and reach the remotest rural locations, even in the rainy season. </li></ul>
  15. 16. M.A.D.’s Mobile Clinic <ul><li>Every day we load up the Tuk Tuk with our medical equipment and supplies, and can set up our clinics in almost any location where we are needed </li></ul>
  16. 17. M.A.D. Treatment <ul><li>We can provide a wide variety of basic treatment to patients at our clinics, including but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment of wounds, burns, injuries and/or skin conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotic treatment for chest / throat infections </li></ul><ul><li>Oral rehydration therapy and advice for patients suffering from diarrhoea </li></ul><ul><li>Reassurance and treatment for simple cough/cold symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations on physiotherapy for those with muscle/skeletal problems </li></ul><ul><li>Multivitamins for those suffering from malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections the treatment of ailments such as haemorrhoids </li></ul>
  17. 18. M.A.D. Treatment <ul><li>When we encounter more serious cases or when we suspect patients to be suffering from serious diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, dengue, TB or cancer we refer them to the hospital in town and, when necessary, organise and pay for transport to take them there. </li></ul>
  18. 19. M.A.D. Treatment <ul><li>This system helps to relieve the strain on public healthcare services by acting as a screening service, preventing people who do not need the service from wasting their and the hospital’s time and money by using it, and prompting those who do need advanced medical treatment to seek assistance sooner. </li></ul>
  19. 20. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>We cover 12 schools and 5 orphanages in Bakong, servicing over 2,500 students. </li></ul>
  20. 21. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>We visit the schools on a rotating basis so that we see each school roughly every 8 – 10 weeks. Every time we visit a school, we set up a clinic in the morning and the afternoon in order to ensure we cover all the students </li></ul>
  21. 22. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>An important part of what we do is to teach and share healthcare education with children at school. </li></ul>
  22. 23. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>Using training aids and materials from Provincial Health Department we discuss many issues with questions and answer time. </li></ul>
  23. 24. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>There is a chance for everyone to ask what they wish and answers are discussed openly and frankly. </li></ul>
  24. 25. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>An important focus of our health education seminars is on WASH issues (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene): </li></ul><ul><li>“ Children are often eager to learn and willing to absorb new ideas. New hygiene behaviour learned at school can lead to life-long positive habits. Teachers can function as role models, not only for the children but also within the community. School children can influence the behaviour of family members - both adults and younger siblings - and thereby positively influence the community as a whole. It is also more cost-effective to work with children in school-based programmes than with adults.” - UNICEF </li></ul>
  25. 26. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>Separate session are held for young girls, to discuss issues specific to them. </li></ul>
  26. 27. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>A crucial element of our basic healthcare is making sure every student is given a de-worming tablet. From January – December 2009 we dispensed 9000 de-worming tablets </li></ul>
  27. 28. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>With each visit to a school we leave literature for the students and school library. </li></ul><ul><li>Children are all weighed & height measurements are taken – all data is logged! </li></ul>
  28. 29. M.A.D.’s Village Clinics <ul><li>We continue to set up clinics at various villages in Bakong every Thursday. We currently set up clinics at 12 villages on a rotating basis, servicing around 30 villages in total. </li></ul>
  29. 30. M.A.D.’s Village Clinics <ul><li>By also setting up clinics at villages it enables us to service people of all ages: from infants, to the middle aged, to the elderly. </li></ul>
  30. 31. M.A.D. School Healthcare & Education <ul><li>Sometimes on the way to projects & school we encounter the UNUSUAL… MaD is never far away thank goodness! </li></ul>
  31. 32. M.A.D. in Bakong: Reflections <ul><li>Since we started work in Bakong, we have seen a noticeable improvement in the health of students at the schools we service, as well in the inhabitants of the villages that we service. </li></ul>
  32. 33. M.A.D. in Bakong: Reflections <ul><li>Now by far the most common ailments we see are cuts and wounds and coughs and colds. </li></ul>
  33. 34. M.A.D. in Bakong: Reflections <ul><li>This can be attributed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Health education: people who have received education from us are now more aware about issues that can cause diseases and illnesses to spread and are therefore in a better position to take preventative action against such problems </li></ul>
  34. 35. M.A.D. in Bakong: Reflections <ul><li>Basic treatment : basic treatment of ailments such as coughs, colds, cuts/wounds, chest infections, diarrhoea etc stops them from getting worse and becoming a serious problem </li></ul>
  35. 36. M.A.D. in Bakong: Reflections <ul><li>De-worming: providing students with de-worming tablets 4 times a year keeps the majority of students free from intestinal parasites and treats those who do have infestations before they become too much of an issue </li></ul>
  36. 37. M.A.D. in Bakong: Reflections <ul><li>Screening service: by acting as a screening service we can catch symptoms of dangerous diseases and illnesses early and refer the patient to a hospital before their condition becomes life-threatening </li></ul>
  37. 38. M.A.D. in 2010 <ul><li>In May 2010 we will be moving the bulk of our Medical Program back into Puok District, with a focus on Reul Commune, where we will also be launching a large-scale Water and Sanitation program </li></ul>
  38. 39. M.A.D. in 2010 <ul><li>We will still service Bakong, but we feel there is no longer a need for us to service schools and villages there as frequently as we currently do and so we will scale back our clinics in Bakong to once every 6 months </li></ul>
  39. 40. M.A.D. in 2010 <ul><li>By the end of 2010 we end to be servicing all of the schools in Reul; all of the villages in Reul; some additional schools in Puok District; and to continue servicing all of the schools we currently do in Bakong </li></ul><ul><li>This way we aim to be providing a medical service to nearly 20,000 people (approximately 8,000 school students) </li></ul>
  40. 41. M.A.D. in 2010 <ul><li>We have recently been donated the money for a battery powered TV/DVD player and a series of health education DVDs, all in Khmer </li></ul>
  41. 42. M.A.D. in 2010 <ul><li>These additions to M.A.D. will significantly improve the health education aspect of our program: the TV can be set up an played any where as it does not need a power source and the DVDs are fully interactive and so far have been very effective at teaching people about a wide range of health issues. </li></ul>
  42. 43. MaD MISSION <ul><li>“ To serve in making a lasting difference for good to as many people, families and communities as we possibly can given the resources we have at our disposal. To empower individuals to be self-sufficient and to share these acquired life skills with others.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is all ONLY possible because of our great team! </li></ul>
  43. 44. THANK YOU!