Supporting Health Workers in Myanmar

by Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)
Supporting Health Workers in Myanmar

Project Report | Apr 3, 2024
Advancing Obstetric and Anaesthetic in Myanmar

By Charles Omofomwan | Programmes Officer

Our project in Myanmar focuses on bolstering the capabilities of local health workers, particularly in obstetrics and anaesthetics. Over the past quarter, we organized a comprehensive 5-day training program on Advanced Emergency Obstetrics and Anaesthetics, made possible through collaboration with esteemed UK NHS doctors. This initiative attracted 60 dedicated health workers from various regions of Myanmar. Among them, 20 participants underwent Ultrasound training, 9 received Anaesthesia training, and 31 engaged in Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) training. These sessions were meticulously crafted to address critical gaps in healthcare delivery and empower participants with indispensable skills for handling emergencies. 

A notable highlight of our endeavour was the fruitful collaboration with UK NHS doctors, who generously shared their expertise to facilitate the training sessions. This partnership not only ensured the delivery of top-tier training but also fostered invaluable knowledge exchange between international and local healthcare professionals. 

The training program left a discernible impact on both the participants and the broader healthcare landscape. By focusing on ultrasound diagnostics, we aim to enhance maternal healthcare outcomes by equipping health workers with the ability to diagnose obstetric complications accurately. Additionally, the anaesthesia training provided crucial skills to ensure the safety and efficacy of surgical interventions. Moreover, the EmOC training expanded access to life-saving obstetric care services, potentially mitigating maternal mortality rates in Myanmar. 

Looking ahead, we are steadfast in our commitment to sustaining the progress achieved through this training initiative. Our future endeavours include the continuation of targeted training programs to empower local health workers further and tackle emerging healthcare challenges head-on. Furthermore, we aspire to explore additional partnerships and funding opportunities to broaden the scope and impact of our initiatives, thereby contributing to the enduring enhancement of healthcare outcomes in Myanmar. 

The training program in Advanced Emergency Obstetrics and Anaesthetics stands as a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to fortify the healthcare system in Myanmar. Through collaborative partnerships, unwavering dedication, strategic interventions and the support of our donors, we remain resolute in our mission to effect enduring improvements in maternal and neonatal health outcomes, ensuring a brighter, healthier future for communities throughout Myanmar. 

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Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @THETlinks
Project Leader:
Kat Brassington
London , London United Kingdom
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