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Meals for healthcare workers, Yangon General Hospital, 2020.

BFF donated funds to support the provision of meals for healthcare workers in Yangon General Hospital. This was during a wave of COVID-19 infection in the area, at a time when healthcare workers were working under immense pressure.

Cleaning Programme, Yangon General Hospital, 2020.

A donation towards equipment for YGH to be able to implement a standard cleaning programme was made. This project was in collaboration with a team from Nottingham University Hospital, UK. Support was also given to help train nurses and cleaning staff.

Donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 2020.

Since COVID-19 has entered Myanmar, BFF has raised funds to support the provision of PPE to hospitals in Myanmar. More than 6000 masks and 5000 PPE body suits were donated, in addition to vital materials such as hand gel. We thank all our donors for joining hands with us to combat COVID-19 and an overwhelming support shown towards health care professionals in Myanmar.

Development of Family Medicine course, 2020.

With aid from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK, Brighter Future Foundation funded £19,000 to support the Ministry of Health and Sports - Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) collaborative work for the development of MSc (Family Medicine) course, which is to be launched first time in Myanmar in April 2020.

Trustees of Brighter Future Foundation thank RCGP representatives, Dr. Nikki Williams and Dr. Sonny Aung to come out to Yangon in the midst of Covid-19 crisis to kick start the curriculum review and to engage with core members of Family Medicine faculty members. collaborative work for the development of a MSc in Family Medicine course. This was to be launched for the first time in Myanmar in April 2020. Trustees of Brighter Future Foundation thank RCGP representatives, in particular Dr. Nikki Williams and Dr. Sonny Aung who went to Yangon to kick start the curriculum review and engage with core stakeholders in the course planning process.

Donation of haematology equipment, 2020.

Collindale Hospital, UK donated haematology equipment to the Blood Transfusion Centre, Yangon. BFF supported the transport of this equipment safely to its destination.

National Simulation Skills Centre, 2018-19.

Financial support of £40 per month was provided for continued training of technicians at the National Simulation Centre at University of Medicine (1), Yangon.

UK-based GP Observerships, 2019.

BFF provided financial assistance to support four GPs from Myanmar to undertake observerships in the UK, in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Intensive Care Fellows, 2018-19

A senior anaesthetist and ICU specialist registrar from the UK were supported during a three-month fellowship at Yangon General Hospital. The project was designed to better understand anaesthetic training at YGH and create a needs assessment with the aim of implementing change.

Flood Funds, 2019. 

A massive floods hit many districts in Mon state during the rainy seasons of 2019. Many became homeless and stranded. Brighter Future Foundation and friends donated MMK 27,00000 towards the floods relief victims through Mon State Government

Improving Global Health Fellowships, Health Education England, 2017-18.

Brighter Future Foundation has sponsored and organised the placements of seven UK fellows in hospitals and in the community setting in Myanmar. Each fellow's placement varied between 6-12 months. Projects included: 1) Developing continuing medical education (CME) accreditation systems for relicensing of GPs in collaboration with the Myanmar Medical Association and GP Society, 2) Implementing nutritional screening and support for high risk patients in the Radiation Oncology Department, Yangon General Hospital, 3) Development of a hip fracture care pathway in Yangon General Hospital.

Donation of equipment during an Influenza outbreak, 2017.

A donation of 1000 N95 masks for the influenza outbreak and a donation of Drager portable ventilator to Yangon General Hospital were made in August 2017.

Activities in 2016

A digital retinal camera was donated to Endocrinology Unit of Yangon General Hospital on 17th May 2016 to support regular retinal screening of diabetic patients.

As part of the Yangon General Hospital Intensive Care improvement initiatives, Brighter Future Foundation funded a one-week visit of Dr Ye Myint, Consultant Intensivist from Barnsley Hospital, UK, to coincide with a visit from the Trauma ICU team from Cambridge University Hospital.

Cambridge Charity Food Fair & Thingyan Festival 2016

Brighter Future Foundation held a fantastic fund raising event on 27th March 2016 in Cambridge, raising a grand total of £6057. The chairman and all trustees would like to thank everyone who came from far and near and supported our cause.

Our special thanks go to all our friends who have spared their precious time to prepare, attend and sell exceptionally delicious and authentic Burmese dishes. Every year this event is made lively by colourful Thingyan dances and we thank Ma Htike Yadanar, Ko Min Lwin dance group, Ma Tu 

Mar, Ma Kai Page and friends, Ma Yin Nwe Aye and Ma Nandar Maung Maung Aye for lovely entertainment and Dr. Zin Lin Htike and Michelle for hosting the event. We also thank Dr. Zaw Myint and Aunty Monica for organising amazing raffle prizes. Last but not least, we would not been able to host such events without our very good long lasting friends who have helped us from setting the hall up to mopping the kitchen floors from dawn to dusk and we thank all of you from our hearts.

Emergency Relief Work for Flood Victims August 2015

We organized a charity food fair to fund the emergency relief work for the flood victims in Myanmar in August 2015 at Birmingham Vihara from which we raised £7553. Thanks to the generous donations of our friends and families via our website or direct transfers to our account in addition to £2000 donation from our BFF fund, we raised £15795 for the flood victims back home. Our ground force in Myanmar led by Mr Zwe Nanda (our trustee), Dr Ye Kyaw Thu and Dr Soe Nandar Htet donated rice bags, water purification tablets, clothes and purified distilled water bottles to thousands of families in the hard-to-reach villages in the Irrawady and Magwe 

Divisions. Ten fibre boats worth of 35 lakhs kyats were also part of the essential flood relief aid and were distributed in the villages along Nga-Wun river in Ayerrawaddy delta area.

Donation of Haematology Equipment 2014.

A Spectra Apheresis system is donated to Haematology Department, Yangon General Hospital on 24/3/2014. To develop this service, training sessions was provided by an experienced specialist sister Mrs. Gill Pout from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust from 2/5/2014-10/5/2014. For more information, please click here

Donation of Essential Medical Equipment to Hospitals in Myanmar 2013-14.

Various medical equipments were donated to different hospitals in Myanmar during July 2013 and August 2014. Examples include Dash 2500 cardiac monitor donation to Thingangyun Hospital, Yangon, Drager Evita 2 Dura ventilator to Mandalay General Hospital, ICU and Fluorescence microscope to Microbiology department, University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar. 

A Seminar on Strength​ening GP Training in Myanmar, Myanmar Medical Association 

Brighter Future Foundation has collaborated with Dr. Caroline Nixon, General Practitioner and head of GP training scheme, Oxfordshire Deanery and Dr. Eleanor Vogel, International Representative, Royal College of General Practitioners and GP Society, Myanmar on strengthening the training of general practice doctors in Myanmar. As a first step, a seminar was held in Myanmar Medical Association, Yangon on the 8th of October and discussions were well received with enormous interest amongst local general practitioners.

Fund Raising Food Fair & Thingyan Festival 2014

Brighter Future Foundation hosted this Myanmar New Year Festival or Water Festival along with charity Burmese food sale in Shelford Village, Cambridge, UK. It was a successful event and raised more than £4978.50 for ongoing healthcare projects in Myanmar. 

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