Bringing health care by motorbike to remote villages in Myanmar

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams brave challenging terrain and long journeys to bring medical care to remote populations living in northwestern Myanmar. In the mountainous Naga Self-Administered Zone, the Naga people face difficulties accessing basic health care services, especially during the rainy season, when villages may be cut off for several months. Using motorbikes to reach 15 villages once or twice a month, the MSF teams—including a doctor and a pharmacist—provide primary health care, referrals to hospitals, and health education. Teams also support TB testing and vaccination campaigns.