Friday, September 28, 2007

Burma Video

With all the protests in Burma, I thought I would post an extraordinary 12 minute video that I got from the Back Pack Health Workers. These men are trained and supplied in Thailand then go to live in work in Burma. Since the Burmese government is trying to systematically destroy all of the ethnic minorities, there is no infrastructure for health care. These people carry all of their supplies in backpacks and treat people where they have fallen. Kind of like medics, but they do a greater variety of treatments and education.

The images and statistics that are in the video are truly compelling and disturbing. The video will start playing a couple of minutes after you click on the imag (do it now!).

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