In northern Burma, Poe Khaung (pictured) delivers a baby. She knows the mother because four months ago, Poe treated her for malaria – saving her and her unborn child’s life.
Today, Burma’s army continues its assault against the country’s minority peoples. More than 700,000 people have fled for their lives and the health crisis is staggering: 1 in 7 newborns will not survive; 7 out of 1,000 mothers perish from childbirth; and 1 in 10 people suffer from malaria. Burma Humanitarian Mission trains, equips and deploys BackPack Medics to travel among refugee camps, providing live-saving care. This year, with your help, the medics will treat over 25,000 patients and deliver more than 1,000 babies. Infant mortality is down to 1 in 500; malaria is down 10-fold; and children’s deaths are down 60 percent.
Location: Burma (Myanmar)