21Nov
Earth Mission Asia
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Better Logistic & Admin Work to Save Lives

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Earth Mission Asia. Medical, Giving Tuesday, Rain Tree Clinic
At the Rain Tree Clinic (RTC), electricity is only available from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Past this time the generator gets turned off. The team has to use headlights to walk around the campus and to check on the patients every few hours.  It is crucial for the staff and students to charge their […]
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18Nov
Earth Mission Asia
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Power Medical Equipment to Save Lives

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Earth Mission Asia. Medical, Giving Tuesday, Rain Tree Clinic
At the Rain Tree Clinic (RTC), electricity is only on from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  In case of emergency, when a patient needs to use the oxygen concentrator, the diesel generators will also be turned on. But the engineering technician will have to keep a close eye on the generators to make sure they […]
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14Nov
Lauren
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Teaching the Year 1 PA Students

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students
Lauren, EMA Year 1 Program Director shares her experience with 2019 EMA Year 1 students. For most of our students, this year in Chiang Mai is the first time that they have left Myanmar. They are living in a new culture (Thailand) and spending most of their class time studying in a new language (English). […]
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08Nov
Mon
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Seeking a Safe Delivery

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Earth Mission Asia. Pregnancy, Medical, Remote areas
A clinic in one of our remote areas, and one that we frequently partner with, contacted us for advice. They went on to refer a woman to us with newly diagnosed preeclampsia. Believing her to be stable, they started on an arduous journey; the river was severely swollen making the passage down the river to the […]
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18Oct
Caryl
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Influence and our Story

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Volunteer
I’ve been thinking on the word “influence” recently and what it means; how everyone has influence – in our words, in our actions, whether good or bad.  The definition of influence is the ability to have an effect on people or events. I’ll be 62 years old this month and have had the opportunity and enjoyment […]
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15Oct
Earth Mission Asia
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Finding a Blood Donor

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students, Medical, Rain Tree Clinic
Sai Sai Poe, EMA Year 4 Physician Assistant student, shares a patient story of a lady suffering with gastrointestinal bleeding due to a peptic ulcer.   “Naw Day Mu Wah is a 29 year old mother of six children. The oldest one is 8 years old and the youngest one is 5 months old. The youngest two […]
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17Sep
Earth Mission Asia
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Rainy Season: The Season of all Dangers

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students, Medical
Rainy season is in full-swing in Thailand and Myanmar. For us living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that means beautiful greenery everywhere around; rainy, lazy days and the occasional slippery roads. For people in remote areas of Karen State, it means heavy rain all day and no roads at all – just mud, rocks and full-raging […]
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16Aug
Earth Mission Asia
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Interview with Bwe Ah, Year 1 Physician Assistant

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students
My name is Bwe Ah, I was born in La Boe Village, Papun Disrict (K5), Myanmar. I am 20 years old. I have five brothers and three sisters and I am the second to last youngest sibling. My parents are farmers, they grow rice and vegetables for our family’s needs. Unfortunately, in the rainy season, if […]
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17Jul
Lauren
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Health for the Hidden

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  • Earth Mission Asia, EMA students
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “In physics, resilience is the ability of an elastic material (such as rubber or animal tissue) to absorb energy (such as from a blow) and release that energy as it springs back to its original shape. The recovery that occurs in this phenomenon can be viewed as analogous to a person’s […]
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19Jun
Tyler
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A Medication’s Journey

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  • Earth Mission Asia, Earth Mission Asia. Medical, Medicine, Remote areas
A seemingly insignificant capsule, which we will call Mr. Capsule in this story, is manufactured in a very big and very significant city. From there, Mr. Capsule begins his 11 hour journey to his first stop. Upon his arrival, he is then repacked into a plastic “tote box” together with other fellow medications, and probably some other much-needed supplies, […]
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