The World Health Organisation has ranked Myanmars’ Health System Performance at 190th of 191 countries worldwide, by comparison Australia ranks 32nd.
Located amongst the Bayside community is a wonderful organisation called MyKids Australia Inc. This not for profit organisation supports the health and community development needs of the children and youth at Andrews Youth Development Center (AYDC), Myanmar.
Phil (BHSc. Naturopathy, MHumHut. Nutrition, Cert III Fitness, Cert IV Fitness) and Tammy Sooveere (BHSc. Nutrition) serve on the board of MyKids Australia Inc and are the project managers for the health initiatives which MyKids Australia Inc run in Myanmar throughout the year.
Last October, on behalf of MyKids Australia, Phil and Tammy went to Yangon (with the collaborative support of One Health Organisation and the Happy Herb Company) to conduct nutritional and health assessments of the 120 residents at AYDC and distribute the first of 2000 ‘Nutrition, First Aid & Sanitation’ booklets which they co-authored, had translated into Burmese and printed.
This April they are departing Australia again to team up with two other development centers in Myanmar to potentially assess an additional 150 children and teenagers, follow-up on the supplementation and progress of the original 120 children at AYDC and conduct up to 10 free ‘Nutrition, First Aid & Sanitation’ seminars for the community in Yangon and its surrounding districts, all within the space of 14 days.
At the seminars, Phil and Tammy will be distributing donated nutritional support supplements which have been graciously supplied by Blackmores® valued at approximately A$200,000.
To learn more about MyKids Australia Inc. please visit www.myanmarkids.org
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