GlobeMed at Whitman College partners with Burma Humanitarian Mission in Eastern Burma to support community based healthcare & education projects to improve lives.
GlobeMed at Whitman College + Burma Humanitarian Mission
GlobeMed at Whitman College | Walla Walla, Washington
Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma
In Eastern Burma, 1 in 7 children die before their ﬁfth birthday.
BHM is excited to pair with GlobeMed and students from Whitman College to implement a program that responds to both the medical and educational needs of displaced people along the Thai-Burma border. The creation of a vocational health curriculum at Minmahaw School represents three of BHMs biggest values: providing education that empowers independence within the ethnic communities of Burma, increasing positive health outcomes for villagers who have been displaced by the ongoing military brutality in Burma, and responsiveness to the requests of our partner-organizations by supporting the programs that they feel are of greatest benefit to their people. – Jennifer Zurick, Executive Director of BHM
About the Partnership
Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) seeks to empower people around the world to exercise their health to advocate for a healthy, democratic, and vibrant Burma where the human rights of all people are protected. They support community-based healthcare and education projects that improve the lives of the people of Burma. BHM was founded by a group of passionate Americans who saw the need for humanitarian support in Eastern Burma. While the organization has seen much programmatic success in recent years, the region is still in great need. GlobeMed at Whitman College looks forward to kicking off project design and fundraising with BHM when their partnership launches in Fall 2013.
GlobeMed at Whitman College and BHM will jointly design a project, mobilize funds, and begin implementation in the 2013-2014 academic year.
GlobeMed at Whitman College and BHM’s impact will be assessed once a project is identified and implemented in the 2013-2014 academic year.