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Lailenpi Airstrip Update

Posted on 17th April 2020 by Chris Jones

Lailenpi Airstrip Update

We're delighted that progress on the Lailenpi Airstrip continues despite the lockdown, with the team improvising to find the materials and equipment needed to get the runway complete on time.

Terry remains the lead engineer on site and the enormous excavation work is almost finished.  A large rock in the middle of the mountain (visible in the video fly through) continues to need daily blasting.  With dynamite in short supply it is one of remaining challenges to overcome!  

If disruptions to source materials can be avoided, paving for the airstrip will begin in the third week of April with an aim to be complete at the end of May.


Posted on 28th November 2019 by Philippa Wilford

This #GivingTuesday you can be part of giving a gift that will last a lifetime.

By supporting us this giving season, you will give hope to the remote and vulnerable communities that we serve.

“It is my greatest joy to see hope, that precious gift, return to the faces of our people, who have suffered so much for so long. Hope in the faces of children when we opened their first nursery school in a newly built Community Health and Education Centre. Hope in the faces of our Community Health Workers as they realise how the simple act of boiling water, can prevent death and could save the lives of their family. Hope in the faces of our students who are now learning they are free to dream about a better future.”

Three ways you can #GiveHope this #GivingTuesday


1. Give your voice

Health & Hope is a small charity. We don’t run big campaigns, but instead we rely on our committed and faithful supporters to spread the news about our work. Your voice is truly powerful in educating others about our work, and people are much more likely to get involved if they’ve heard about us from their friends and family.

So please consider giving the gift of your voice tell someone about our work - share a post on Facebook, direct someone to our website, or if you would like us to send you a few flyers or impact reports to give to people, email Philippa


2. Give your year

As we think about the new year ahead, perhaps you could commit to doing something this year to support Health & Hope.

It might be giving up a treat (like that coffee out and about or weekly takeaway) and using the money to give a monthly give to Health & Hope. Or maybe you could commit to holding a fundraising event or completing a sponsored challenge event next year.

Whatever your commitment, we are SO grateful for your support and we would love to hear how you are going to #GiveYourYear to make a difference to others. Check out our fundraising page, if you would like some ideas of how you can fundraise for us. 


3. Give a gift 

Of course, financial support is vital for us to ensure our work can continue.

You can donate via our website either towards our general work or one of our specific projects, or check out this page for more information about other ways you can give

Thank you for your continued support! It is so very much appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like any further information about our work, please contact Philippa by emailing

Dr Sasa meets with HRH The Prince of Wales

Posted on 11th November 2019 by Chris Jones

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales held a private meeting with Dr Sasa at Clarence House, St James’ Palace, London, UK on 5th November 2019.

It seems impossible that a village boy from a remote part of Chin State, Myanmar (Burma) could ever meet with The Prince of Wales.  It seems even more impossible, that he knows me by name and that I would be met by such friendship, hospitality and concern.

How could The Prince of Wales even know about me?  How could he express an interest in what I have been doing for my people?  It has been such an honour to meet with His Royal Highness again and to be counted as his friend.

I am amazed again and again by the love that The Prince of Wales has for my people and our country, despite us living in the most far away place.  

The Prince has encouraged me more than I could ever ask for and the warmness, love and support that he has shown, will remain in me and has given me the courage to never give up the good work that we have been doing.

We would like to express our thanks to The Prince of Wales for his ongoing friendship, support and patronage towards Dr Sasa and our work in Myanmar (Burma).

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