Right now, the conflict in Myanmar has left more than 17.6 million people in humanitarian need, over a million people have been displaced and are without food, shelter or healthcare. The education system has collapsed, shattering the dreams of thousands of young people. The crisis in Myanmar is massive, but together, with your help, we can work with local communities to bring hope.
What We Do
Health & Hope is a relief and development charity. Our mission is to work together with local communities in Myanmar to tackle poverty through health programmes, education and livelihood opportunities, and improve access to food sources in the region. Ultimately, our goal is to work collaboratively towards a good quality of life for all people in the region. Our vision is to see lives transformed and communities that are thriving and self-developed.
The military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 has created a desperate crisis across the country. Media coverage is minimal, and many are unaware of the situation. The situation is urgent and is worsening every day.
Improving access to public health and primary medical care.
Providing education so that young people can take the lead in community development initiatives.
Improving food supply and nutritional health.
In the early 2,000s, a local Burmese man dreamed of bringing primary healthcare to Chin State, a rural region in Western Myanmar. Life for villagers in the region was difficult, with little or no healthcare facilities, limited education opportunities, and chronic food shortages.
As a boy, this young man saw his parents taken for forced labour, and girls in his village violated. He witnessed the death of friends from preventable illnesses such as diarrhoea and saw many women and babies die during childbirth.
The young man walked for many days to reach the high school in Yangon. He was the first child from his village ever to attend. On his return, his community sold their livestock to send him to college in India and later sent him abroad to study medicine. Despite having to learn three new languages to gain his education, he graduated at the top of his class.
His dream was also to enable young people to have the same opportunities that he had received to fulfil their potential. That young man was Dr Sasa, and his passion to serve his people led to the birth of Health & Hope in 2009.
Where is Myanmar?
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in South East Asia and shares borders with the People's Republic of China in the North and North East, Laos in the East, Thailand in the South East, Bangladesh in the West and India in the North West.
Frequently asked Questions - Our Promise to You
How can I be sure my gift is going to help those that need it most?
We are a small charity, intentionally keeping our costs as low as possible, to ensure that donations go to where the need is greatest.
Where does my donation go?
We work very hard to ensure that as much as possible goes directly to our project work, while balancing this with the need for ensuring the charity is well run with excellent stewardship of all our resources. We spend 6% of our income on governance and administration, and 8% on fundraising – including salaries for our very small UK based team. This means that 86% of income goes directly to supporting our work.