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 ELSi Myanmar 2014-15
 
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In partnership with Myanmar medical institutions and with funding support from the Kimberley Foundation through the Peter F Williams AO International Surgery Grant, the College is responding to needs identified by the Myanmar Ministry of Health for medical capacity-building support.

Emergency Medicine

The College is working with emergency physicians and the Myanmar Ministry of Health to deliver a sustainable specialist training program in emergency medicine, in Myanmar. The program provides the necessary training to equip local specialists with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully lead the development of an effective emergency care system throughout the country.

Following the successful training of the first cohort of Myanmar doctors in Emergency Medicine in 2012-2013 under the College-supported Emergency Medicine Development Program, eight national specialists successfully completed the final exam of the 2nd Post-Graduate Course in the Diploma of Emergency Medicine in Yangon, Myanmar in August 2015. This will expand the pool of national doctors trained in emergency medical care and result in improved access to quality healthcare for the Myanmar community. Congratulations are extended to all the successful candidates who have undergone this intensive period of training in the growing specialty of Emergency Medicine in Myanmar.

The Program is delivered by the Unversity of Medicine (1) in Yangon with volunteer emergency physicians and medical specialists providing instruction and mentorship.

Read about the first Emergency Medicine Induction Program (PDF 282 KB) delivered in June 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar.

Primary Trauma Care

The College has been supporting Primary Trauma Care (PTC) training in Myanmar since 2009. With funding support from the Kimberley Foundation, the Program trains health care workers and trainers involved in the early management of severe trauma victims to deliver effective trauma care.

Instructors come from Hong Kong, Timor Leste and Australia, broadening professional and personal relationships within the region, while supporting the development of Myanmar medical staff training and capacity.

Since 2009, the Program has trained over 1500 local doctors. Over 200 doctors have been trained as instructors to teach the course and 22 have received higher level leadership training to supervise the instructor courses locally under the mentorship of international facilitators. The courses are now taught almost entirely independently by national instructors.

Surgical Skills Training

The College is working with the Myanmar Surgical and Orthopaedic Societies to deliver surgical and non-technical skills training, to develop local capacity in key areas of patient care including critical care, infection control and quality assurance.

International Scholarships

The College has been a key contributor to the development of cardiac surgery in Myanmar through its Rowan Nicks Scholarship program. The College has supported three cardiac surgeons to undertake surgical attachments in Australia. These specialists led the establishment of the first Open Heart unit in Myanmar, at Yangon Children's Hospital. A fourth Myanmar surgeon, Dr Myitzu Win, undertook a Rowan Nicks Scholarship in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Melbourne in 2016. 

Myanmar Scholarship

The Myanmar Scholarship was established in 2015 by the RACS' Foundation for Surgery, in collaboration with the Univeristy of Medicine 1, Yangon. Scholarship recipients undertake short-term attachments in hospitals in Australia and/or New Zealand, with the aim to develop leadership skills, systems training, clinical research, hospital management and administration, and technical skills. 

Donate to the Foundation for Surgery

The Foundation for Surgery supports RACS Global Health to provide vital specialist medical education, training and services to countries in need in the Asia-Pacific region

Contact

Program Director - Dr James Han Boon Kong FRACS

Senior Program Officer - Ms Nastaran Jafari
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1211
Email: nastaran.jafari@surgeons.org

External Affairs Director - Ms Daliah Moss
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1276
Email: daliah.moss@surgeons.org