Development & Humanitarian: Health and Resilience in Myanmar - Aust Red Cross: Myanmar-ARC-website13

U Tin Naing demonstrates how he now dresses correctly when he prepares to go working on the farm. U Tin Naing, 41 years old, has two children and is a farmer. U Tin Naing had suffered from malaria in the past and believed it was from drinking dirty water. In Myanmar there are many misconceptions about how people contract Malaria, another commonly held belief is that eating bananas or papaya transmits the disease. A key part of this Australian Red Cross Community Based Health & Resilience project is working with local volunteers to educate community members and ensure sustainable behaviour change in regards to water and sanitation practices. A major part of the project is community education. After ensuring quality community education, the project then install physical hardware, taps, tanks, toilets etc.

U Tin Naing demonstrates how he now dresses correctly when he prepares to go working on the farm. U Tin Naing, 41 years old, has two children and is a farmer. U Tin Naing had suffered from malaria in the past and believed it was from drinking dirty water. In Myanmar there are many misconceptions about how people contract Malaria, another commonly held belief is that eating bananas or papaya transmits the disease. A key part of this Australian Red Cross Community Based Health & Resilience project is working with local volunteers to educate community members and ensure sustainable behaviour change in regards to water and sanitation practices. A major part of the project is community education. After ensuring quality community education, the project then install physical hardware, taps, tanks, toilets etc.