Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FBR: Medics Training to Help Those Displaced by Burma Army attacks

FBR REPORT: Medics Training to Help Those Displaced by Burma Army attacks
Karen State, Burma
18 November, 2008

In This Report
Dear friends,

Thank you all for your love and support. These photos are of the FBR medics undergoing advanced training. During the training we often have villagers come for treatment at the training site. This year a Karen family carried down their little girl who was dying of pneumonia. Dr. DKO (the FBR chief physician) began to work on her right away. Through a combination of his skill, the help of the senior medics and the prayers of many here, the girl survived. Included is a picture of the girl and her father. Later Dr. Kaw came to continue the medic training and we are grateful for his help in improving the skill of the medics. At the end of the medical training, Dr. Win Kyaw and Winston (local Karen medical supervisors) gave outstanding surgical training.

This is all part of advanced training for 15 of the 48 FBR relief teams.

The medics completed a four week course covering clinical management of common infections, injuries, medical and obstetrical conditions; designed to augment standard medic training by improving knowledge and skills

The medics from each team have now completed their part of the advanced training and are training the rest of the team members in basic first aid. In a few weeks the teams will graduate and go on relief missions in their areas. There have been attacks by the Burma Army to the west of where we are training and we will send some of these teams to help our team members who are already there assisting the displaced people.

Thank you for your support and for your stand with the people of Burma.

God bless you,

A relief team leader

The Free Burma Rangers

2008 - Opening of advanced training
Father and recovering girl
Winston and Dr.Win Kyaw (right) give surgical training
Anatomy and care of injuries

Physical examinations



The Free Burma Ranger’s (FBR) mission is to provide hope, help and love to internally displaced people inside Burma, regardless of ethnicity or religion. Using a network of indigenous field teams, FBR reports on human rights abuses, casualties and the humanitarian needs of people who are under the oppression of the Burma Army. FBR provides medical, spiritual and educational resources for IDP communities as they struggle to survive Burmese military attacks.

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