Thanks to funding from the European Commission, Relief International introduced a healthcare project in several camps and remote villages across the coastal state to ensure that the victims of conflicts and the most vulnerable populations have access to basic health services. Within this program, an in-camp clinic was opened in Taung Paw. Dr Aye Moht Moht is a 25-year-old physician from Yangon and the camp’s only female doctor. She was invited to join the Relief International team as a practicing physician in the framework of a gender-sensitive approach to offer medical care to female patients with a specific focus on antenatal care for pregnant women. “Since I started working here, we have seen more and more female patients, especially pregnant women, coming to the clinic,” explains Dr Moht in the bustling single-room clinic. “They are happy to see a female doctor because they feel more comfortable being physically examined or sharing their concerns with me.”
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