Back Pack Jungle Medics Treating IDPs in Burma’s Conflict Zones: Interview with Saw Win Kyaw

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Back Pack medic at an IDP camp in Burma. (Photo: BPHWT)

This interview of Saw Win Kyaw, director of BPHWT, provides information on our teams, projects, trainings, and more.

“The Back Pack Health Worker Team was founded in 1998 and currently our program design is one Back Pack team working with a target population of 2,000 people. When we started we only had 32 back pack teams and currently we have 95 backpack teams and more than 300 health workers linked to a community network of over 1,000 village health workers and traditional birth attendants. Our reach is now more than 200,000 people. We mainly serve people in the conflict areas and target the most vulnerable populations.

Read the original article by Burma Link here.

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