Burma Children Medical Fund - News

New Video: “Operating to Give Kids a Chance”

May 1, 2013  •  Posted in News
JUST LAUNCHED: VIDEO ABOUT THE WORK OF BCMF! BCMF is delighted to launch our new video today – Burma Children Medical Fund – Operating to Give Kids a Chance. Produced by the Karen News team, it gives an insight to our work here at BCMF and also highlights the inspiring journeys of some of our patients. (more…) ... Read more ►

BCMF 2012 Annual Report

April 26, 2013  •  Posted in News  •  Tags:
BCMF is launching our 2012 Annual Report this week, and as we reflect on 2012 and the highlights and challenges that were, we also now look to 2013 and the challenges and achievements that the year has already brought, as well as the rest of the year ahead. In 2012, the number of patients treated was a major highlight for BCMF, and we were delighted to see the completion of treatment for two of our long-time patients Saw Pwel  (pictured below) and Naut Naut (whose stories ar... Read more ►

BCMF Three Month Summary: July – September 2012

October 31, 2012  •  Posted in News
3rd Quarter 2012 Dear Friends,  Here is BCMF’s Three Month Summary for the period July to September 2012. In this past quarter, BCMF has seen a total of 35 new patients, averaging more than 10 per month. Additionally, BCMF has had a total of 316 follow-up visits from existing patients this quarter. Download our most recent report to read more about our third quarter, get to know some of our newest patients and find out how you can help!   DOWNLOAD: Three Month S... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi receives Nobel Prize

June 16, 2012  •  Posted in News
On 16 June 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her in 1991. Name: Aung San Suu Kyi Born: 19 June 1945, Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar) Residence at the time of the award: Burma Prize motivation: “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights” Field: Human rights Here’s a video link to watch the ceremony live at 1pm Oslo time (9pm Eastern Standard Time; 6pm in Thailand). NOTE: the live webcast is... Read more ►

BCMF Activity Report: First Quarter Summary

April 25, 2012  •  Posted in News
Dear friends,
New BCMF Patient: Win Win Aye
So far this year, BCMF has taken on 60 new cases. This includes patients on all of our programs, especially Burma Women Medical Fund (BWMF) patients who are treated locally at Mae Sot Hospital. The conditions our new cases presented with varied greatly and included: Congenital heart disease Meningocele Hydrocephalus Imperforate anus Uterine myomas B... Read more ►

BCMF Activity Report: August 2011

December 14, 2011  •  Posted in News
Dear friends,
New Case: 16-year-old Nyi Nyi
In August 2011, BCMF took on 12 new cases and transferred 38 patients (plus their carers) from the Mae Tao Clinic to Chiang Mai for initial investigation, surgery or post-surgical follow-up appointments. The conditions our new cases presented with varied greatly and included: Congenital heart disease Brain tumour Congenital mass (neck) Severe burn in... Read more ►

BCMF Activity Report: July 2011

September 7, 2011  •  Posted in News
Dear friends,
New Case: Saw Pwel (4 years old)
With rainy season in full-swing, July was a little bit quieter than last month (fewer new patients were referred to BCMF likely due to increased difficulty traveling from inside Burma). BCMF transferred 36 patients (plus their carers) from the Mae Tao Clinic to Chiang Mai for initial investigation, surgery or post-surgical follow-up appointments. T... Read more ►

June 2011 Activity Report

August 10, 2011  •  Posted in News
Dear friends, June 2011 was a busy month for BCMF with five patient vans departing the Mae Tao Clinic for Chiang Mai. A total of 48 patients (plus their carers) went to Chiang Mai and 10 BCMF patients were scheduled for surgery. Incorporating the return trip, BCMF facilitated the movement of over 100 people between Chiang Mai and Mae Sot (360kms).
June 2011 new case: Chor
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May 2011 Activity Report: Burma Children Medical Fund

July 14, 2011  •  Posted in News
Poe Kyaw and his sister, Mya Sandor: new cases for BCMF
In May 2011, BCMF accepted 12 new patients onto the program. This included referrals to all of our programs: Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Burma Adult Medical Fund (BAMF) and Burma Women Medical Fund (BWMF). Please have a read of our May Activity Report to find out more about the new cases and which patients were transferred to Chiang... Read more ►

Artist Mark Prosser donates proceeds from Art Exhibition

May 31, 2011  •  Posted in News
In February 2011, Australian artist Mark Prosser opened his art exhibition at Nai 99 Shop in Chiang Mai. The exhibit featured a number of vibrant paintings, drawings and prints by Mark. In May 2011 Mark presented Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) with proceeds from the sale of his paintings. BCMF would like to thank Mark for using his creative talent to help seriously ill children from Burma get the treatment they need.  
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