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Dr. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore

Myanmar Educational Ambassador visit brings pediatric transplantation to country

Dr. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore
Dr. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore

In 2018, Dr. Yi Yi Khin, from Yangon Children’s Hospital (YCH) in Myanmar, organized an Educational Ambassador visit from Ambassador Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Ng spent a week at the host center to give training in dialysis and transplantation and to provide local medical professionals with the confidence and infrastructure to perform their first pediatric renal transplantation.

This event was widely featured in the local press bringing it to the attention of Burma’s Ministry of Health who pledged to increase resources into pediatric nephrology.

Dr. Ng commented on her greatest reward from the visit: “The big smile on the transplanted patient!”, explaining that the young patient “no longer has to stay in the hospital for years to receive chronic hemodialysis. She can go home and go to school.”

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