The M-FUND is a low-cost not-for-profit health protection scheme for migrants in Thailand, created to empower this underserved population to self-establish sustainable access to quality health care services. We ultimately aim to extend this service to other migrants and underserved communities in Asia, and create a regional cross-protection scheme of health access and development.
M-FUND members contribute a low monthly premium of 100 Thai Bahts (2.8$) per person
(base plan), which covers access to broad quality health care services in a network of partner hospitals and clinics along the Thai-Myanmar border.
Over 33,000 migrants have voluntarily registered as
M-FUND has covered over 31,842 outpatient consultations
and 6,152 hospital admissions.
148 hospitals and clinics provide quality health care services to M-FUND members
How it works
1. M-FUND Community Workers
give information to migrants in communities
2. CW enroll members on tablets with
the M-FUND application
3. An e-member card for each member is linked to a QR code given to the member
4. Hospitals identify active members by scanning the QR. Members receive free care directly billed to M-FUND
We are expanding...
Since its launch in September 2017, M-FUND has reached more migrants in needs, in more areas.
M-FUND was launched in Tak province along the Thai-Myanmar border in September 2017. M-FUND covers already most migrants in need in 3 districts of the province.
Migrants in Tak province have wanted coverage of healthcare services to be extended into Myanmar. In August 2019, we have extended M-FUND operations in Myawaddy, on the Myanmar side of the border.
Driven by its success in Tak, in August 2019, M-FUND expanded to Sakaeo province along the Thai-Cambodia border, to offer health protection to many migrants living in this area.
In July 2020, M-FUND was further extended in Sangklaburi district of Kanchanaburi province, along the Thai-Myanmar border. In June 2021, M-FUND was further extended to Thong Pha Phum District of Kanchanaburi.