College illuminated to mark anniversary of deadly coup in Myanmar
31 Jan 2022
On Tuesday 1 February – one year since the deadly coup in Myanmar took place – our College building will light up in red in a moment of solidarity and remembrance for health workers who have risked, and lost, their lives to provide care over the past year.
We are totally aware of atrocious circumstances, happening in Myanmar since February 1st 2021. We steadfastly stand together with our members, fellows, doctors in training and wider healthcare professional communities inside Myanmar. We have hence developed a free online learning platform “RCPSG Learning Hub for Myanmar”, to enable healthcare professionals to continue their own learning and developments in this difficult time. This digital learning hub has included fit for purpose online learning resources for physicians, surgeons, doctors working in rural and conflict zones, including those preparing for MRCP Clinical Examinations.
President Mike McKirdy, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow said: “We stand in solidarity with health professionals in Myanmar who risk their lives every day to deliver essential care to those in need, under hugely challenging circumstances. We have deep rooted connections with the medical community in Myanmar. Our thoughts and prayers remain with them and all those caught up in the conflict.”
On Tuesday 1 February – one year since the deadly coup in Myanmar took place – our College building will light up in red in a moment of solidarity and remembrance for health workers who have risked, and lost, their lives to provide care over the past year. Our College is participating in this gesture led by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).
Read the press release here:
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