In July, the Polish Medical Mission in collaboration with the Wakema Township Association conducted a series of vaccinations against hepatitis B for children at the Ywar Thit State High School in Wakemie in Myanmar. All 158 students were vaccinated. Before vaccination, all children were tested for the presence of a virus. Unfortunately, six of them were already infected. They were informed about treatment options.
From May 2017 PMM runs Myanmar's project "Myanmar - obstetric - educational activities, medical activities and WASH in the Iraqi delta region". Thanks to the implementation of the project, support will be given primarily to pregnant women and women in the post-partum period as well as children from rural areas in the Wakema Township of the Irawadi delta. The second stage of the project, which is implemented in 201 assumes educational activities aimed mainly at school-age children regarding the principles of hygiene and prevention of diseases. The next project activities will be focused on the hospital in Wakema, the largest health center in the region (50 beds) and the only one where cut emperors and other surgical procedures can be carried out. Doctors from the Polish Medical Mission in the Wakema hospital will conduct training in surgical techniques and the principles of conducting anesthesia. Complementing the training activities in the hospital will be equipping the operating block with professional surgical and anesthetic equipment and continuation of activities from the first module will carry out the vaccination campaign for hepatitis B dose III for approximately 600 children who in the previous year have already received two doses of the vaccine.