Community and Health
As part of its mission to uplift the lives of underserved communities, Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation (BFM) partners with other NGOs and INGOs on projects to increase access to healthcare and address challenges in state and cultural affairs.
Smile Asia Cleft Mission
One in 500 children in Myanmar today have cleft lip or cleft palate. Approximately 2,000 children are born with the condition each year, with as much as 50,000 children across Myanmar yet to receive treatment. As the country’s ability to sustain development depends on providing the country’s large population of youth with opportunities to grow, develop, and succeed, BFM supports Smile Asia Alliance and the Ministry of Health and Sports yearly to provide corrective surgeries for children with cleft lip or cleft palate. Since then, the partnership has enabled more than 600 children across Myanmar to undergo cleft lip or palate surgery across seven successful missions, including the recent mission August 2019, which saw 95 children receive corrective surgery.
Blood Donation Drives
Twice a year, BFM hosts blood donation drives to increase the supply of blood for surgeries in local hospitals across Myanmar. The foundation has partnered with KBZ Bank and local hospitals to conduct these drives, with more than 2,000 staff participating in branches and hospitals across Naypyitaw, Taunngyi, Mawla Myaing, Dawae, Sitwae, Magwe, Pha Ann, Pathein and Bago.