2019 Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Jul 24, 2019

In the beginning….စတင်ရန်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

With 36 boxes full of medical supplies and 22 team members in tow, we have begun our trip to Myanmar. I am Renee Paquier – the team historian. I hope you enjoy this journey/blog as we meet the people... Read More »

Jul 24, 2019

မဂႆလာပၝ- Good morning and welcome to clinic day 1

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We started our day bright and early, eager to get a start on our first clinic day. After being introduced to the wonderful hospital staff, we met the lovely (and patiently waiting) people in the lobby. We ... Read More »

Jul 25, 2019

Teamwork (ပူးပေါင်းဆောင်ရွက်ခြင်း)- clinic day 2 and day 1 of operations

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

The theme today is teamwork- ပူးပေါင်းဆောင်ရွက်ခြင်း – (puupaunggsaungrwat hkyinn)- we wouldn’t be able to do our work without the help of the enti... Read More »

Jul 26, 2019

Transformations – အသွင်ပြောင်း – Clinic day 3 and day 2 of operations

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

The theme today is transformation or အသွင်ပြောင်း – aaswinpyaungg in Burmese. As you will see in the pictures below, our Rotaplast team is helping to transform lives and help ... Read More »

Jul 27, 2019

Happy ပျြောရှငျသော – Clinic day 4 operating day 3

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We started our day being greeted by parents telling us how happy they are that the Rotaplast team is here to help their child. So, our theme today is happy, or ပျြောရှငျသော (pyayaya... Read More »

Jul 30, 2019

Lets meet the Rotaplast team-အသင်းအဖွဲ့ part 1

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Good morning! Lets take a moment now to meet the rest of the Rotaplast team- အသင်းအဖွဲ့ (aasainnaahpwal) Rotaplast in Burmese . In a previous post, you met lead pediatrician Dr. Brian S... Read More »

Jul 30, 2019

Life in the hospital ward ဆေးရုံရပ်ကွက်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Hello again, in previous posts you have seen some pictures from our clinic, waiting room area, PACU and operating room. Now, lets see some pictures showing life in the hospital ward or ဆေးရုံ... Read More »

Jul 30, 2019

The power of facebook/social media-လူမှုမီဒီယာ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Today we learned the power of Facebook and social media. So the word of the day is လူမှုမီဒီယာ (luumhu medeyar) or social media. Many people of Myanmar used social media, such as Face... Read More »

Jul 30, 2019

Lets meet Myat- မြတ်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Myat- မြတ်- joins us from the Mandalay division, Paul township. Her parents heard about our mission on the radio and drove 300 kilometers to get here. We met Myat and her family on the first day of... Read More »

Jul 30, 2019

Let’s meet Thwe-အောင်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Thwe, အောင်,and his family joined us on the second day of clinic. His family is from Nay Pyi Taw and heard about the Rotaplast mission from the staff at General Hospital. Thwe’s parents are... Read More »

Jul 30, 2019

Lets meet the Rotaplast team-အသင်းအဖွဲ့ part 2

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Hello again! Welcome to part 2 of our team introductions! Today we will meet Steve Brozosky, our medical records specialist, Quartermaster Dennis Bourassa, and our sterilizer and secondary photographer Tin... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Lets meet the General Hospital team- အထွေထွေဆေးရုံ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Good morning! Today I would like to introduce to you the rest of the General Hospital/အထွေထွေဆေးရုံ – aahtwayhtway sayyrone- staff, including but not limited to: Dr. Yin Tha... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Another day of clinic and operations – for this we are grateful- ကျေးဇူးတင်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Today we begin another day of seeing patients in both the clinic area and for operations. We are extremely grateful that we have been able to see so many wonderful people during our time in Myanmar. So the... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Lets meet Aung- အောင်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Aung and his parents Tintin (dad) and Sar Chi (mom) joined us on our third day of clinic. They are from Nay Pwi Taw and heard about Rotaplast from the staff at General Hospital. Aung’s father is extr... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Clinic day 7- Operation day 6 – Strength – ခွန်အား and courage – ရဲစွမ်းသတ္တိ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We are almost done with our mission and one thing that has stood out for me the most during my time here is the amount of strength and courage our patients have. So there are two words of the day Read More »

Aug 1, 2019

Let’s meet Line-န်လင်း

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Good morning! Today I would like to introduce you to Line, န်လင်း! Line (pronounced Lynn) is 7 months old and lives with her parents in the Yamoing township. It took Line and her family two d... Read More »

Aug 1, 2019

Let’s meet Khit!

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Khit (pronounced Heet) and her grandparents joined us in clinic three days ago. They travelled by bus for 5 hours from a village outside of Naypyidaw. Khit is being raised by her grandparents because her p... Read More »

Aug 3, 2019

Let’s Smile- ပွုံးရယျ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We are almost done with our mission and our stay here in Myanmar. We have made some incredible memories, met the most beautiful people, and helped to change the lives of our patients.  The word of the day... Read More »

Aug 4, 2019

Until we meet again – ကျနော်တို့ပြန်တွေ့သည်အထိ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Today is our last day in Myanmar 🙁 Rather than say goodbye however (သွားတော့မယ်-swarrtotmaal) I think its best to say, until we meet again – ကျနော်တို့... Read More »

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Aug 4, 2019

Until we meet again ̵...

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Today is our last day in Myanmar 🙁 Rather than say goodbye however (သွားတော့မယ်-swarrtotmaal) I think its best to say, until we meet again – ကျနော်တို့... Read More »

Aug 3, 2019

Let’s Smile- ပွ...

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We are almost done with our mission and our stay here in Myanmar. We have made some incredible memories, met the most beautiful people, and helped to change the lives of our patients.  The word of the day... Read More »