April Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting

Myanmar’s post-coup health care needs

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: April 25, 2022 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 1800-1900 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (1430-1530 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

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Meeting ID: 2852417834

Passcode: 12345

This session will have six contributors from the Myanmar health care sector, some in Myanmar or at the Thai border and some from the Australian diaspora.  We aim to use the knowledge exchanged in the formation of a proposal for assistance to this vital work and we hope that all contributions will have this in mind.

It will be facilitated by our Board member and the leader of the Global Reconciliation NGO Prof Paul Komesaroff. Other speakers will include our Vice President, Dr Raymond Tint Way, who will describe the priority to be given to trauma and mental health, Dr Thet Htay is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Central Queensland, Australia, Dr Daniel Ye Yint is a practising psychiatrist in private and public sectors of Mental Health Services in Western Australia. Since the Coup in Myanmar , he has been involved in pro-democracy movements and actively advocating for Human Rights in Myanmar. Dr Edmarta (Merdin) Myat Kyaw represents an Ethnic Health Organisation ( EHO), based in Hpa-An, Kayin State. He will talk on the medical needs of IDPs. Dr Cynthia Maung is a founder of Mae Tao clinic, a community based organisation (CBO), that has been providing free healthcare for IDPs and migrants on the Thai-Myanmar border.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the presentation. For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You can also pose questions using the chat function.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.