On 2-6 October 2023, the Bangkok team of Dreamlopments (DLP) Foundation visited Mae Sot District, Tak Province to observe and monitor the implementation of the M-FUND project. The Bangkok team included Dr. Nicolas Durier, Founding Member & General Director, Nyan Linn, Head of Programs, and staff. Mrs. Nang Ei Lawnt Ying, M-FUND Project Manager from the Mae Sot Project Office, facilitated field visits.
During the visits, the team visited partner healthcare facilities providing medical services to M-FUND members. The facilities in the Mae Sot District visited included Mae Sot Hospital, SMRU (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit) Clinic, Mae Tao Clinic, and Ronnatrai Clinic.
Another partner hospital where the team had face-to-face discussions to identify issues and challenges is Tha Song Yang Hospital in Tha Song Yang District. We recently started working together as partners. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Tha Song Yang Hospital and DLP Foundation signed on October 15, 2023, to deploy the M-FUND project.
M-FUND started operations in Mae Sot District, Tak province 6 years ago (August 2017). Then M-FUND expanded its service area to other areas in Tak Province, including Myawaddy, Myanmar in 2018. The mission is according to our dream and commitment to migrant communities and their family’s access to medicines, treatments, and health services.
On October 5, 2023, Dr. Nicolas Durier and team had a team meeting with the Community Worker (CW) and staff to discuss various issues related to work.
The Mae Sot M-FUND Project Office is responsible for implementing the project in 3 districts in Thailand: Mae Sot District, Mae Ramat District, Phop Phra District including the city of Myawaddy, Myanmar. There are 30 staff who take care of more than 30,000 M-FUND members, 1 in 3 of all M-FUND members.
On the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the M-FUND project, the staff of the M-FUND Project Office, Tak Province, presented a souvenir to Dr. Nicolas Durier to congratulate him as the initiator of M-FUND project.
The souvenir is the logo of the Dreamlopments Foundation. Use small ropes of 2 colors (blue and brown) to trace many small nails, placed in a 45x45 centimeter picture frame. This handicraft truly showcases the meticulousness and determination of its creator.
The first steps were taken from humble beginnings in 2011, Dr. Nicolas Durier, a French doctor with many years of experience in the field of development has begun to think about health protection for foreign workers, stateless people, and migrants, should be able to be applied to the migrant population along the Thai border.
In 2015, Dreamlopments was founded by registering as a limited company, but the goal is to be a non-profit social enterprise. (Dreamlopments registered as a foundation in 2019)
In August 2017, Dreamlopments launched the M-FUND (Migrant Fund) project in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, as the first area before expanding to many provinces later.
Now, after 6 years have passed,
Over 65,000 migrants have voluntarily registered as M-FUND members
M-FUND has covered over 74,000 outpatient consultations and 11,000 hospital admissions
208 hospitals and clinics provide quality healthcare services to M-FUND members