Medical training with chicken and pork

By November 5, 2014
Photo courtesy Partners Relief and Development

(Photo courtesy Partners Relief and Development)

Burma (PRD/MNN) — Could you imagine medical training with chicken and pork?

Last week, Partners Relief and Development trained 12 medical workers on the Thai-Burma border with unique medical situations such as “Chicken with Mustard Abscess” and “Pork Trotters Nerve Block.”

The Thai-Burma border is in part of a remote jungle, and the nearest drive to a hospital is three hours away. Partners reports 1 in 5 children die of curable causes each year.

The Lay Tong Ku Clinic, which is in the village, serves a population of 3,000 people, so it needs all the help it can get.

Partners works side-by-side with villagers to help create long-lasting effects. They train healthcare workers, supply clinics with medicine, equipment, and staff so villagers can return to their communities to teach, build infrastructure, and create a healthier environment.

Many of the Partners patients are in need of medical services for wounds and complicated ailments. Partners helps to cover costs such as medical bills, medicine, transportation, and other costs.

They hope to restore hope, dignity, and wholeness in patient’s lives.

While training villagers and attending to patients, Partners team members have many opportunities to share the Word of God with people.

Partners says, “Our faith compels us to address the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. We assist children and families affected by conflict and oppression [who are] now living in displaced persons’ camps in Burma’s conflict zones, refugee camps, and migrant communities along the Thai-Burma border.”

Pray for the new medical workers as they treat patients, and for Partners to continue helping with long-lasting effects.

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