Working with the local doctors in a Bagan clinic

Burma’s health care system has suffered badly from 50 years of neglect and health outcomes for its citizens are lagging well behind those of its South-East Asian neighbours according to WHO analysis.  The government of Myanmar spent only 2% of GDP on healthcare in 2012 (by comparison, Cambodia spent 5.6% and Australia 9.5%).

This placement is working with Dr Hla Tun in his riverside clinic.  The clinic sees nearly 5,000 patients a month, many coming from up to 150 km away with all sort of general practice problems. 

Options for accommodation range from 5 star hotels to home-stay and duration of stay can vary from 3 days up to a month. 


Scholarship Program 2014 - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Unconventional Conventions is offering a scholarship for a general practitioner to spend 2 weeks in October 2014 on a volunteer program working with the local doctors in a clinic in Bagan, Burma.

The scholarship offers return economy airfares to Bagan via Yangon, accommodation, meals and transfers.

After your 2 weeks of volunteering you would be required to make a presentation at Unconventional Conventions medical conference in Yangon describing your experiences in the Bagan Clinic and the problems and medical conditions in the community. You are, of course, welcome to join the rest of the conference and tour which, after 3 days in Yangon, moves to a cruise on the Irrawaddy River to Mandalay and then Inle Lake.


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