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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03747-A
Date : 10/08/2023
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Title : Weekly activities in the ICRC Kyaing Tong Physical Rehabilitation Centre.
Duration : 00:01:09
Cameraman : SIAN KHAI, Thang Khan
Editor : SIAN KHAI, Thang Khan
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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SIAN KHAI, Thang Khan
Description : Shan State's first physical rehabilitation center opened in Kyaing Tong in May 2017. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) invested 1.86 billion Myanmar kyats (US$1.3 million) to build it.
The Center provides prosthetics, orthotics, mobility devices and physiotherapy to people in Shan State who have been injured by landmines or other weapons, or who have suffered amputation as a result of a road accident or health problem.
The ICRC drew on its wealth of experience to design and supervise the construction of the center, which was handed over to the Ministry of Health and Sports. It is the third ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation center in the world in terms of surface area, after those in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Myitkyina, Kachin State.
The physical rehabilitation program in Myanmar began in 1986 and today fully supports three physical rehabilitation centers: one in Hpa-An run jointly with the Myanmar Red Cross, one run by the Ministry of Health and Sports at Yenanthar Hospital near Mandalay, and the large center in Myitkyina, opened in November 2016.
Myanmar is one of the countries most seriously affected by landmines and other unexploded ordnance, particularly in the east and north of the country, where fighting continues. These deadly weapons have a major impact, not only when people are killed by accidentally stepping on them, but also on people's lives and livelihoods.
ICRC news release - 9 March 2017
Original language : Burmese; English
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