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Polish Medical Mission has been carrying out a project in Myanmar since April 2016. Magda Bezdyk, the co-ordinator, Dr Ewa Górszczyk and midwife Monika Nowicka are working intensely in order to achieve the particular objectives of the project, which are: education for hospital staffs, trainings for the local communities, mainly women, mobile clinics and support for the local organisations.
Magda Bezdyk and Dr Ewa Górszczyk flew to Myanmar in early October. Our workers got down to work immediately upon arrival. Soon afterwards, the first delivery of medical equipment arrived at Wakema General Hospital, and Magda and Dr Górszczyk took part in an organisational meeting with representatives of 9 Rural Health Centres in Wakema Township. They were also able to witness a wonderful moment. Healthy twins were born by caesarean section at Wakema Township Hospital in the Myaungmya District.
Another specialist, midwife Monika Nowicka, joined the team in mid-October. After her arrival, a training programme for midwives in and around Wakema was launched. The first in a series of trainings for midwives has already taken place at a health centre outside the town. The midwives there wear special white and red uniforms. Monika and Magda Bezdyk have also met up with representatives of the local partner of our project. On the following days, midwife Monika Nowicka and Dr Ewa Górszczyk worked in the field. They provided home visits in connection with obstetric issues, trainings and treatment of children.