A4D are delighted to welcome two new doctors to the A4D Team as part of our Health Capacity Building Programme.
Dr. Laing Puthe and Dr. Khant Htet Aung join us in Cambodia and Myanmar respectively and will focus specifically on paediatric Type 1 Diabetes care. This is fantastic news for the patients we support who will have access to their specialist knowledge.
One of A4D’s key values is sustainability. That is why guaranteeing young people with Type 1 Diabetes access to medical professionals is immensely important, as they offer ongoing guidance and developmental support. We believe that this will give the people we support the confidence to live life to the full, despite their condition.
Welcome the doctors to the team!
Dr Liang Puthe is Cambodian and graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh. Following his degree, he decided to focus on paediatric care and was chosen to represent Cambodia at the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP). This event is organised to broaden perspectives and improve international cooperation in the region, with top, young doctors from South-East Asia invited to attend. We are very lucky to have such a talented and passionate Doctor on our team to support the Diabetes clinic at the Kantha Bopha Hospital, Cambodia.
Dr. Khant Htet Aung graduated from the University of Medicine in Mandalay, Myanmar. Having completed a further internship with the General Hospital in the city, he then pursued further study in public health and volunteered at the HIV Care Clinic in Mandalay and A4D Diabetes Family Camps. Through volunteering at A4D Family camp days, it was clear that Dr. Aung had a caring and sympathetic character and we are delighted to bring him into the A4D Team. Dr. Aung’s main role will be to support the A4D core programmes at the 550 Bedded Mandalay Children’s Hospital. As well as this he will carry out essential home visits across Northern Myanmar.
Thank you to our supporters
These additions to the A4D Health Capacity Building Programme mean we now sponsor 3 full-time Doctors. So thank you to our supporters whose donations are going directly towards the development of these meaningful and long-term solutions across the region.
Finally, a big welcome to Dr. Puthe and Dr. Aung!