The country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a country in transition emerging from a long period of isolation and extreme poverty.
In early 2015, the Global Health Collaborative in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine created the Taiwan-Myanmar Medical Empowerment Project (TMMEP). The goal of this project is to strengthen primary care in the country through a unique partnership between and among the Shin Kong Life Foundation (SKLF), the Myanmar Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), Global Health through Education, Training, and Service (GHETS), and GHC. Together these organizations are improving the integration of primary care into the national health system by delivering a cadre of well-trained providers delivering high-quality, comprehensive care to the people of Myanmar.
Global Primary Care supports the efforts of the TMMEP to assist with the education of physicians and other healthcare providers to expand access to primary care in this country that is working hard to build its health services.