Kyi is a 57-year-old woman from Burma. She is a health worker at a clinic in Karen State and is attending the emergency obstetric care (EmOC) training in Thailand. Her husband volunteers in the community, working closely with the Karen Forestry Department. He also helps with the household chores, grows rice and vegetables, and raises chickens for their consumption. In her free time, Kyi enjoys staying at the clinic, treating patients, and talking to her patients and colleagues.
Currently, Kyi is experiencing back and abdominal pain, fatigue, and other worrisome symptoms. The doctors want Kyi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Kyi’s CT scan and care, which is scheduled for February 23rd.
Kyi said: “I came here to attend the training for one month, but with this condition, I don’t enjoy the training, and I have missed training many days so I cannot understand the lesson well.”