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Following MUKHA stakeholder engagement meetings the following priority areas have been identified and as such thematic working groups have been set up for:
- Medical Education and Nursing Education
- General Practitioner Education
- Delivery of Care (Emergency and first aid training)
- Digital Health (Telehealth, Evidence, Data Collection and Research)
- Wellbeing and Mental Health Support
- Advocacy and Communication
Opportunities from Thematic Group Work
- Better understanding of local ground situation and needs from UK side
- Building and strengthening relationships
- Better chance of securing work-stream targeted funding opportunities
Other Activities from non-thematic working groups
- Some of the MUKHA members are part of the thematic working groups based on their expertise but most are not part of the thematic working groups since their focus of work is outside of the thematic working priority areas.
- Continued stakeholder engagement with key members of MoHS
- Diaspora engagement
Currently there 116 diaspora members who are registered and 28 of UK institutions partnering with MUKHA.
MUKHA will need to convene and discuss the progress of joint activities and to review priorities and develop a strategic plan for coming years.
Solidarity and Support
Cambridge stands with healthcare colleagues in Myanmar.
The first and immediate direct response and support from the Cambridge to Burmese colleagues and the crisis in Myanmar was the production of short and low bandwidth video tutorials filmed at the Simulation Centre in Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) in March 2021. The volunteer doctors from CUH and CGHP filmed social media friendly video tutorials on managing trauma and emergency patients in low resource settings to provide advice and guidance to health care professionals in Myanmar managing conditions outside of their scope of skills and experience. Throughout 2021 and early 2022, we filmed nearly 75 teaching and clinical management video clips in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). Over 30 NHS doctors and nurses were involved including 16 Burmese diaspora doctors. The videos have been watched >25,000 times.
In terms of support to recently arrived Burmese junior doctors in the UK, CGHP and Health Education England in the East of England coordinated to help junior doctors looking for jobs in the region. 50% of doctors supported in 2021 secured jobs in the East of England.
CGHP is a member of MUKHA’s Steering Committee attending meetings to develop the Steering Committee Terms of Reference and the way forward for MUKHA to respond to the critical situation in Myanmar. CGHP is an active member of the Health Partnerships for Myanmar group. We are working with all the working groups to improve coordination and ensure that we are as effective as possible in our efforts to support health workers in Myanmar and UK.