Story of a Jungle Medic and Ethnic Health Director: Saw Win Kyaw


“Saw Win Kyaw is a 42-year-old Buddhist Karen man who was born and grew up in Hpa-an Township. Taking to the streets in the 8888 uprising, 17-year-old Saw Win Kyaw and thousands of other students were forced to flee to the jungle after the military took over power. Saw Win Kyaw trained as a medic and in 1995, helped to establish a bamboo hut clinic in the war-torn jungles of northern Karen State.”

Read more about Back Pack director Saw Win Kyaw and his incredible story, courtesy of Burma Link, here.

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