Development & Humanitarian: Health and Resilience in Myanmar - Aust Red Cross: Myanmar-ARC-website3

Ma Aye Mar\'s husband  U Thein Win pushes a water cart through Kwe Ma village where the family lives. In the past Ma Aye Mar suffered from malaria. She attended community education classes run by Red Cross Volunteers from Kwe Ma where she lives, it was here she learnt of the actual causes of malaria.  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.

Ma Aye Mar\'s husband U Thein Win pushes a water cart through Kwe Ma village where the family lives. In the past Ma Aye Mar suffered from malaria. She attended community education classes run by Red Cross Volunteers from Kwe Ma where she lives, it was here she learnt of the actual causes of malaria. 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.