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Volunteers from Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar train to improve health in remote communities

A training program offered by a team from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University’s Chiang Mai campus seeks to help improve community health in remote areas in the region that lack access to hospitals and doctors. The 10-day training in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai province imparted basic health care skills including first aid knowledge to 39 volunteers from Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, combining them with local healing traditions.

A second phase of training will take place later this year. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) provided support for the training program as part of its focus on expanding access to essential health resources.