We are very pleased and proud to announce that the Elton John Aids Foundation has awarded Medical Action Myanmar their first ever grant to Burma.  The grant of £12,300 has been awarded to further the work that Dr NiNi Tun is doing in the field of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis.  

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a sight-threatening disease frequently associated with AIDS. People with severe HIV infection have a high risk of developing blindness due to an infection of the retina by CMV retinitis and sometimes by other pathology. If CMV retinitis is diagnosed early, blindness can be stopped by injecting a medicine (ganciclovir) in the eyeball. With ART the incidence of CMV is dropping dramatically. But in Burma it is neglected as there is little understanding of HIV and patients leave diagnosis late. Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) is seeing large numbers of patients presenting with sight-threatening lesions.   The EJAF grant will enable us to screen, diagnose and treat CMV Retinitis to save the sight, and livelihoods of hundreds.