BHM supports the training of new back pack medics who are committed to serving their villages for the next two years.
The aim of the BPHWT is to equip people with the skill and knowledge necessary to manage and address their own health problems while working towards sustainable development through the promotion of primary health care.
A multi-ethnic organization of mobile medical teams, BPHWT serves a war-affected residents living in Karen, Karenni, Kachin and Mon States, along the eastern frontiers of the country.
BHM provides additional support for building facilities and for large items needed by the Backpack Health Worker Teams.
Medical Care Program
The Medical Care Program (MCP) provides the immediate response to treat disease or trauma. As such, it seeks to:
Maternal and Child Health Care Program
BPHWT focus considerable resources on the well-being of children and their mothers – during pregnancy and for the first 5 years of life. Their objectives are:
Community Health Education and Prevention
BPHWT support the long-term health of IDPs through community education on practices that promote their well-being. Their objectives are:
The award winning documentary, Crossing Midnight, is set on the border of Thailand and Eastern Burma. Crossing Midnight tells the story of a remarkable community of refugees from Burma working against incredible odds to help their own.