Episode 99: Myitkyina center cares for the disabled blind

In poverty stricken areas, people with mental disabilities can suffer the most, with family and community members unwilling or unable to properly care for them.

But in Myitkyina Township, one centre provides blind and mentally disabled people with housing and care for their special needs. This week, in partnership with Myitkyina News Journal, Doh Athan visits the Lamung Zup Avenue for the Disabled Blind, whose team works to give people hope for the future.

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