- WHY CARE ABOUT BURMA?
- WHO WE ARE
There are no doctors or hospitals for eastern Burma’s half million displaced civilians, many of them living in active conflict zones, in a region with one of the highest rates of landmine injuries in the world.
To address basic and critical emergency health needs, our partner organization, the Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW), developed a mobile medical system uniquely adapted to the region: A network of tiny clinics now dot eastern Burma, with local health workers carrying supplies on their backs, walking for weeks through remote jungles to get medical training and reach patients.
Community Partners’ health branch, the Global Health Access Program, trains and equips these Trauma Management Program health workers. See links at right for peer-reviewed publications on our community-based initiatives to address trauma and other critical health needs in Burma.