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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Clive, Myanmar (Burma) - The HIV/AIDS project in the capital, Yangon

The pictures are taken at the compound in Yangon which comprises of the HQ for the country and a Drop-in clinic for those at significant risk of Aids. It provides counselling, support, testing and HIV treatment. The approach uses peers to do outreach work with those at risk e.g. sex workers by promoting prevention and encouraging them to come to the clinic. Doctors of the World (Medecins du Monde) does similar work with drug users in Kachin and more general community health work in the Delta area destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in 2008.

This picture is from the veranda in the offices where we have a lunch prepared by a cook. The view is great over a small lake with a pagoda in the middle. The compound is about 2 miles from home, our journey is on a road by the side of Inya Lake.

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