Response to COVID-19 in Myanmar
Myanmar reported its first two Covid-19 cases on the 23rd of March 2020. Since then the national level committee led by the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and multi-ministries have tackled Covid-19 pandemic by public education, case detection, contact tracing, facility and home quarantine measures. Public and NGO organisations have also joined hands. Brighter Future Foundation have received more than £25,000 from 219 UK friends and families and MMK 36,76000 and USD1600 from Myanmar friends. We purchased 6000 KN-95 masks and 5000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which we distributed to healthcare staffs at Yangon General Hospital (Emergency unit, ICU, Endocrine unit), Yangon Mental Health Hospital, Kyee Myin Dine Hospital and newly established COVID-19 dedicated 2000-bed Phaung Gyee Hospital. We thank all our donors for joining hands with us to combat COVID-19 and an overwhelming support shown towards health care professionals in Myanmar.
MSc (Family Medicine) development in Myanmar
With an aid of Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK, Brighter Future Foundation funded £19,000 to support MoHS-RCGP collaborative work for the development of MSc (Family Medicine) course, which is to be launched first time in Myanmar in April 2020.
Trustees of Brighter Future Foundation thank RCGP representatives, Dr. Nikki Williams and Dr. Sonny Aung to come out to Yangon in the midst of Covid-19 crisis to kick start the curriculum review and to engage with core members of Family Medicine faculty members.
Spectra Apheresis system is donated to Haematology Department, Yangon General Hospital on 24/3/2014 and training sessions were provided by an experienced specialist sister, Mrs. Gill Pout and Dr. Kyaw Zin Maw from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust from 2/5/2014-10/5/2014. For more information, please click here.