Supporting Health Workers in Myanmar

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

Project Report | Aug 11, 2023
Empowering Health Heroes in Myanmar

By Charles Omofomwan | Programmes Officer

At the forefront of change, our unwavering commitment to supporting healthcare workers in Myanmar has led to groundbreaking results in maternal and child healthcare. Through the "Saving Mothers at Delivery" (SM@D) project, your invaluable support has uplifted health heroes and revolutionised healthcare during times of adversity.

Impact Highlights:

  • Strengthening Capacity: With your generosity, we equipped 195 health professionals with critical skills in the online Basic Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (BEmONC) program. By going beyond our initial target, we've empowered healthcare workers nationwide, especially in previously underserved regions.
  • Expert Training: Your contributions enabled us to train 59 maternal emergency surgical teams—an impressive 490% increase from our original goal. These specialists are now equipped to provide life-saving care, even in the most challenging circumstances.
  • Tailored Support: With a deep understanding of Myanmar's healthcare landscape, your support allowed us to provide contextually sensitive training, resonating with health workers and fostering a lasting impact.
  • Building Resilient Networks: Through mentorship and peer-to-peer support, we've fostered long-term relationships, empowering healthcare workers with tools to tackle adversity head-on.
  • Embracing Innovation: Together, we ventured into digital health solutions, opening new avenues to multiply the impact of our initiatives and reshape healthcare delivery in Myanmar.

Personal Interest Story:

Meet *Dr A, an unwavering medical professional who has tirelessly served the people of Myanmar. For years, Dr A has been providing emergency caesarean sections, saving countless lives, but facing numerous challenges along the way. In a region with scarce medical supplies and equipment, Dr A has often grappled with tough decisions while treating patients with prolonged labour, eclampsia, and placenta previa. Despite his dedication, he found it challenging to access on-call OBGY specialist doctors for advice on complex emergency obstetric cases.

However, hope arrived in the form of the "Saving Mothers at Delivery" (SM@D) project, supported by donors like you. Dr A had the privilege of attending a three-day in-person training, exposing him to a transformative experience. During the training, Dr A was captivated by the demonstration and clinical lectures, but what truly stood out were the eye-opening group discussions. The multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and seamless teamwork among health professionals left a lasting impression on him. Dr A returned to his work with renewed confidence, newfound knowledge and updated treatment insights. He now handles complex deliveries through caesarean sections with poise and expertise. The strengthened collaboration with surgeons, anaesthetists, and operating theatre nurses has significantly improved patient outcomes. For Dr A, the SM@D project has been nothing short of life changing. He feels better equipped to tackle challenging delivery conditions, ensuring safer childbirth experiences for mothers and their infants. Dr A's journey exemplifies the profound impact of your support. Your contributions have empowered healthcare heroes like him, enabling them to provide quality care despite challenging circumstances.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our compassionate donors as we celebrate these inspiring success stories. Your generosity has made a lasting difference in the lives of health workers and the communities they serve in Myanmar. Together, we are building a healthier, more resilient nation where health heroes like Dr A shine brightly, saving lives with courage and compassion.


*Dr A is a pseudo name.

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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
$377 raised of $14,000 goal
11 donations
$13,623 to go
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