Myanmar (Burma) – September Update 1
Hours from the nearest town, lies a flourishing healthcare training centre, situated in the Chin State of Myanmar. The immense challenges of the topography surrounding the centre testify of people’s yearning to learn, inspired by the vision of one man, Dr Sasa.
Too many mothers weren’t surviving childbirth, children were dying from diarrhoea and other preventable diseases were claiming lives.
Driven by a God-given determination, Dr Sasa set about developing a training centre where people could come to study as community health workers. ‘It was about being able to support people spiritually and socially as well as medically – a totally holistic approach to healing.’
His passion rubbed off on hundreds of locals who have helped him construct a mini-campus in the jungle, complete with training hall for 500 people, dormitories and offices.
The centre has trained more than 300 community health care workers from 150 villages and provided them with basic medication – the first time these villages have been able to access any form of healthcare at community level.