- Burma/Myanmar -
Tag is working on assisting in developing advanced modern bee-keeping in Myanmar (Burma): Seventy queen bees were brought from Israel, a beekeeping course was held, and the state of beekeeping in Myanmar was mapped and evaluated. Tag is also involved in providing expertise to the Ministry of Health in developing the capacities of the Yangon General Hospital to reduce injuries and fatalities from road accidents. Tag is also involved in civil society and public sector capacity building on early childhood development and a school safety project sharing expertise in disaster preparedness, mitigation and response.
In July 2012, Tag International Development and MASHAV expert consultants undertook a two-week Feasibility Study and Mission to assess Myanmar’s beekeeping sector.
During the mission, Tag sent 70 queen bees from Israel; a beekeeping course was held for 17 selected beekeepers from the private and public sectors; the state of beekeeping in Myanmar was mapped and evaluated; and discussions were held to determine the type of assistance that would most benefit Myanmar’s beekeepers. With this information, Tag, the Ministry and private beekeepers developed a joint action plan.
“Traffic injuries are the second highest cause of death in Myanmar/Burma, after malaria” according to Dr. Thit Lwin, Head of the Department of Orthopedics…
Tag staff were on hand in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, killing more than 84,530 people. In addition to the devastating loss of life, much property, including major public buildings, were damaged…