• Where We Work: Myanmar

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    • City: Yangon
    • Type of program: Education and Capacity Building (Twinning)
    • Partners:
      1. Yangon Children’s Hospital
      2. World Child Cancer Foundation UK

    Program Details

    • Start date: 7/1/2014

    Family in MyanmarThis is a three-year twinning project to support the improvement of childhood cancer treatment and care at Yangon Children’s Hospital (YCH) and in affiliated satellite centers. Benefits from twinning include sharing of expertise and knowledge, training, provision of equipment, development of support groups, improvement of data collection, mentoring programs, and improved outcomes for children with cancer. YCH is a 550-bed public pediatric teaching hospital in Yangon with a 38-bed hematology/oncology unit.

    In addition, a team of nurses at Dana Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center developed a comprehensive nursing education curriculum and conduct regular online training sessions as well as on-site workshops. The curriculum focuses on infection control (hand washing), integration of multidisciplinary care and documentation, chemotherapy safety, and establishment of policies and procedures for high-risk activities.

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