Our work in healthcare is closely linked to our commitment to road safety. Top medical leaders in Myanmar, as well as the most senior doctors of the new Emergency Medicine specialism, have asked for the Suu Foundation’s assistance in the development of a nationwide ambulance service.
Improvements in emergency medicine provisions are a prerequisite part of any effective strategy to improve road safety. Ambulances are not uniformly available today in Myanmar, and those in operation carry staff who are often poorly trained. We will be making a significant contribution to the establishment and operation of the country’s first specialist training centre for emergency medicine technicians (EMTs) in Nay Pyi Taw, by providing expertise to support curriculum development and staff training. We will also support the development of the nascent EMT profession by advising on dispatch infrastructure and career structure.
This is a significant project, and our Myanmar partners need the Suu Foundation to support their ambition to develop a life-saving specialism with lasting impact across Myanmar.
The Suu Foundation also conducts an annual medical mission to Rakhine State, and we work closely with our partner charities in the reinvigoration of Yangon General Hospital, the largest medical facility in Myanmar.