Australian nurses discover a thirst for knowledge in Myanmar

Denise Cummins1, Kurt Andersson-Noorgard1, Garry Trotter2
1Sydney District Nursing Service, Australia, 2Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Following the International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne in 2014, a group of doctors from Myanmar came to Sydney for two weeks as part of the Australian Award Fellowship. These Australian Government fellowships provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are aimed at providing high-quality training, exchange of expertise, skills and knowledge, and opportunities to enhance networks on issues of shared interest between Australian organisations and leaders and professionals from developing countries. Two of the authors (DC and KA) were invited to provide education on HIV to the fellowship recipients from Myanmar, which led to an invitation to visit Myanmar to provide education in Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, the previous capital city of the country. Read more. . .