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Yamuna Clinic for Burmese Refugees in India

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Providing free medical care to Burmese refugees in West Delhi.
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Yamuna Clinic for Burmese Refugees in India

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The  project offers free primary health care to Burmese refugees in Delhi who cannot afford private health services. Patients are mostly women and children who, in addition to financial difficulties, often face a language barrier when visiting an Indian doctor. The clinic is open three times a week and staffed by a qualified Burmese physician and trained community volunteers.

Your contribution will be used to cover the cost of medications and nutritional supplements for pregnant women distributed free of charge at the clinic.


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Additional Information

Name of Organization Yamuna Clinic
About the Organisation

Yamuna ClinicThe Yamuna Clinic was opened in 2002 with its mission to provide basic health care for Burmese refugees in India. Burmese refugees are often too poor to afford Indian health care. They also sometimes have to wait a considerable time for official refugee recognition by the UNHCR that facilitates official access to Indian doctors. The head of the clinic, Dr. Tint Swe, identifies the socio-economic conditions as main cause for the refugees' bad health conditions.

The one-room clinic is located in Vikas Puri, Delhi, in the center of a neighborhood housing many Burmese refugees. The clinic is open 3 days a week and additionally for emergency cases, and is staffed by  one doctor and 5 to 7 volunteers. Yamuna Clinic provides necessary health care services to Burmese refugees including dispensing medicines, performing minor operations, child delivery, first aid training and awareness raising among different communities and churches.

Funding for operations solely depends on the individual donors in India and abroad.

Total Costs INR 40,000 (approx. CZK 13,000 / EUR 475 / USD 650)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 13,000
Total Number of Shares 26
Location Vikas Puri, Delhi
Timeframe 2014
Progress Update

BCP team carried out a monitoring visit at the clinic in August 2014. We encountered a waiting room full of patients in need of medical attention and Dr. Tint Swe and his volunteer medical assistants busy at work attending to the refugees. We heard how important it was for the community to have a doctor right in the neigborhood who could speak Burmese.

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