To celebrate Bryan's 70th Birthday, he and Martin will be following in Wainwright's footsteps trekking 200 miles coast to coast, from St Bees in the Lake District to Robin Hood Bay near Whitby.
He writes "Having had the privilege to meet Dr Sasa and learn about the work of Health and Hope through Coast Family Church in Bude, I'm delighted that we can use this occasion to support his work in Myanmar."
The route will take Bryan and Martin 11 days to complete, starting out on the 5th July with Bryan's wife kindly heading up the support team!
Bryan started off with a fundraising target of £2,500 which he has already surpassed. He is hoping to help us raise money towards finishing off the construction of the hydro-electric work, which will bring clean drinking water and electricity to the clinic, training centre and village. We are really grateful to Bryan and Martin for using their time so generously and for the significant contribution that this will make to bring clean running water to the local community.
If you would like to support them and donate to their incredible fundraising efforts, please follow the link below to their give.net page:
Well done Bryan and Martin, we really look forward to hearing more about your exploits!
In December we hosted over 70 of our Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Area Coordinators for refresher training in preventative healthcare at our base in Lailenpi.
There was an opportunity to review core topics as well as identify the top ten common diseases faced by villagers in rural areas of western Myanmar.
Time was spent at our training centre sharing experiences and documenting challenges faced in the field, including developing ideas for posters and leaflets for use in the communities.
The CHWs left incredibly encouraged and grateful to all who have supported this work and provided so generously for its ongoing development.
31st December 2016
Over the last few months we've been busy providing training to Community Health Workers and Traditional Birth Attendants in Chin State.
We're really grateful for the support we have received from the wonderful team at Birthlink UK, for their hard work, technical expertise and incredible resilience in travelling out to Chin State.
The aim of the training is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of mothers and their new-born babies in the poorest and most vulnerable communities in remote rural areas through improving the skills of untrained birth attendants.
Many of the women walked up to 5 days through the jungle to attend the interactive training session and it was great for our team to hear how prior training had been put into practice to save the lives of numerous new-born babies over the past two years.
15th December 2016
Annual Report 2015-2016
This month we're very pleased to announce the availability of our Annual Report 2015-2016 with the Foreword written by our patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.
In 2015-2016 we delivered over 100 tonnes of food aid to help rural villagers survive after the devastating impact of Cyclone Komen. We were able to run free clinics across southern Chin State reaching out to over 200 Community Health Workers and the 40,000 people they serve. We were able to build the first community health clinic in Lailenpi Town and start work on a hydro-electric solution bringing electricity and clean water to over 3,000 villagers.
Health and Hope is a partnership between Health and Hope UK and Health and Hope Myanmar. Health and Hope UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England under Company No. 08290412 and Charity No. 1151105. Health and Hope Myanmar is registered in Myanmar under NGO Registration No. 0264.