About Us

Who we are We are a small group of Burmese physicians both inside Burma and abroad who understand the ever growing needs and gaps in the Burmese health care system.

How we workBBHC currently has 3 daily clinics and 5 monthly clinics in the poor neighborhoods of Rangoon.
These clinics offer year round access to basic health care needs and provide the proper channels to treat more advanced illnesses.Ongoing training occurs in the form of:

  • Discussion sessions moderated, or lectures given, by a senior physician once a month.
  • Provision of educational materials.
  • Close direct supervision by a volunteer foreign trained Burmese physician 3 months a year.
  • Distribution of allowances to attend courses conducted by the MMA (Myanmar Medical Association), PSI, Population Services International.

The numbers of patients and need for more clinics continues to grow. The current cost of one clinic is approximately $2,500 per year.

This money supports the salaries of physicians, office staff, office rental, medical equipment, medication, basic testing and continuing training.

Primary Clinical FocusWith Malaria, HIV and TB attracting well-deserved international focus and attention, our aim is to address common debilitating and yet equally deadly conditions such as diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, malnutrition and other non-communicable diseases which are on the rise such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes.

Who does the work

With the current state of health care and political structure these tasks must be achieved by Burmese physicians with the ongoing support of foreign trained physicians and donors.

Due to low wages, doctors are struggling from a lack of financial security. Our contributions help to offset these problems and allow the doctors to continue their essential work.