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Six-month trauma management teaching trip to Myanmar was a rich learning experience
Cambridge nurse Olivia Rees leads a nurse teaching session at Yangon General Hospital in Myanmar. The aim was to improve intensive care management of trauma patients

Six-month trauma management teaching trip to Myanmar was a rich learning experience

We recently spent six months in Myanmar, working on projects to improve the intensive care management of trauma patients.

The trip was part of a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Yangon General Hospital (YGH) in the Myanmar capital.

Our trip, beginning in September 2018, was part of the Cambridge Yangon Trauma Intervention Project, a collaboration funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) that aims to improve the treatment of severely injured trauma patients in Myanmar.

Healthcare teaching exchange programme

The collaboration has been established for several years and involves UK delegations leading multidisciplinary teaching courses, as well as Myanmar health system leaders visiting Cambridge.

As part of the project’s development, we volunteered to


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