Development & Humanitarian: Health and Resilience in Myanmar - Aust Red Cross: Myanmar-ARC-website25

Wah Wah Aung, 19 years old, demonstrates how the Red Cross volunteers perform first aid after she was bitten by a snake. Wah Wah Aung lives in Yin Ywa Village where she is a Red Cross Volunteer. Recently when a snake, a common cause of death in the dry zone, bit working in the fields Wah Wah Aung. Being an RCV Wah Wah Aung knew how to respond and she was able to apply even pressure until other RCV\'s in her village arrived. Wah Wah Aung made it to hospital and received anti-venom which saved her life. Australian Red Cross has been working with Myanmar Red Cross to carry out a Community Based Health & Resilience project in the area. CBHR seeks to educate and ensure sustainable changes to water and sanitation practices in the villages where they are working. A major part of the project is community education. Red Cross Volunteers from each community regularly run awareness campaigns throughout their village and regularly visit school where they use songs and poems to educate children about water and sanitation, first aid and disaster risk reduction.

Wah Wah Aung, 19 years old, demonstrates how the Red Cross volunteers perform first aid after she was bitten by a snake. Wah Wah Aung lives in Yin Ywa Village where she is a Red Cross Volunteer. Recently when a snake, a common cause of death in the dry zone, bit working in the fields Wah Wah Aung. Being an RCV Wah Wah Aung knew how to respond and she was able to apply even pressure until other RCV\'s in her village arrived. Wah Wah Aung made it to hospital and received anti-venom which saved her life. Australian Red Cross has been working with Myanmar Red Cross to carry out a Community Based Health & Resilience project in the area. CBHR seeks to educate and ensure sustainable changes to water and sanitation practices in the villages where they are working. A major part of the project is community education. Red Cross Volunteers from each community regularly run awareness campaigns throughout their village and regularly visit school where they use songs and poems to educate children about water and sanitation, first aid and disaster risk reduction.