The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) was established in 2006 in response to the increasing number of patients on the Thai-Burma border who required complex medical procedures or surgery that were not available at local clinics or hospitals. Prior to BCMF being established, children who required surgery had their symptoms treated and lived either severely incapacitated or died prematurely as a result. The aim of BCMF is to give these children a chance to experience a healthy life by funding their medical treatment. In addition to the children who need your support, we have created the Burma Adult Medical Fund (BWMF) and the Burma Women Medical Fund (BWMF). These programs are designed for those who require surgery or specialized care including treatment of gynecological problems. With your support we can make a difference to the lives of many families who see their loved ones suffering and have not got the means to help them.
In 2012, BCMF had unprecedented collaboration with a variety of Thai institutions, including local and national security authorities as well as Thai hospitals. This cooperation is a key aspect of our program and the reason BCMF is able to successfully treat so many patients. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Thai institutions whose humanitarianism ensures seriously ill patients from Burma can continue to access life-changing treatment through BCMF. We would like to thank the local and national security authorities in Thailand for their assistance in 2012 and we look forward to continuing successful cooperation in 2013.
It is worth noting that many Thai hospitals and large international organisations such as Mae Sot General Hospital, Umphang Hospital, Handicap International (HI), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI), Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have all referred patients to BCMF for case management.
You can learn more about the conditions we treat, the staff/volunteers, our success stories, our funding and other useful information throughout our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.