Inner Ocean Empowerment Project wants to create a training program for medical workers at the border that focuses on jungle medicine, emergency first-aid, preventive medicine, and basic acupuncture protocols for pain relief, trauma recovery, etc.
While there are a few small clinics located along the border of this politically tumultuous terrain, many refugees of Burma won’t make the trek there for many reasons: land mines are scattered throughout, they don’t want to leave their families, or if they get caught leaving a refugee camp, they could be deported back into Burma. Heading to the clinic is usually because of a life-threatening situation. Currently we are working on a proposal that outlines the training and the budget required to spearhead such an effort. If this project calls to you in anyway, please consider a donation here!