KT Care answers U Kyi Khine’s cry

U Kyi Khine, the trishaw driver from Thanlyan, has been ill for two months as suffering a small wound and could not work well. He tried to cure it in other small private clinics. Finally, he heard about of KT Care from his mentor and arrived at KT Care office. And he plea for help and KT Care answered his cry by aiding with a small grant. “Thank you so much for the grant. With this money, I will be able to afford my medicines and solve our family’s hunger for the meantime”, he said.

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Tin Zar Htet’s internship

My name is Tin Zar Htet and I just started my internship here at KT care on the 28Th April 2017. I attended ILBC till high school and went on to attending Connect Institute which is a two year US program which offers an Associate Degree.

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I chose this organization for my internship as I believe the mentors here will teach me new skills and provide me withexperiences that I cannot get elsewhere.

I was deeply inspired by the humanitarian work that is run here which has led me to join this organization. Moreover, I am truly grateful for the chance to be part of the KT Care team. In return I promise that I will make my stay as meaningful and try my best to be a useful member for the organization.

Scientists develop steroid eye drop cataracts melt away

Scientists in California have discovered that the naturally occurring steroid lanosterol is able to melt away cataracts and prevent them from returning when administered to patients via eye drops. If this is approved for human use, compound would be available as a non-invasive treatment for individuals with moderate forms of cataracts.

Scientists first became aware of lanosterol cataract-blocking abilities by observing two children in China who had a hereditary form of the condition. Upon closer examination, it became clear that the children shared a mutation that blocked the production of the steroid lanosterol, Science Alert reported. Their parents lacked this mutation and as a result never went on to develop cataracts. From this observation, the team proposed that the steroid must play a role in the formation of cataracts.
Eye Drop That Can Melt Away Cataracts

In a series of experiments outlined in a study now published in Nature, the team tested lanosterol on donated human lenses and live rabbits and dogs. Results repeatedly showed that lanosterol was able to significantly shrink cataract size.

Cataracts develop when protein in the lens builds up and prevents light from getting through. Although the condition can be hereditary, such as in the case of the Chinese siblings, it is more often likely to develop at an older age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. Currently, the only treatment available for cataracts is surgically removing the clouded lens from the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens.

Although it’s not entirely clear how lanosterol is working, the researchers believe that the steroid prevents the proteins from building up. According to Tech Times, if the drops prove to also work on humans, they could offer a non-invasive treatment for individuals with mild to moderate cataracts and serve as a way to prevent the condition from ever returning. While cataract surgery is relatively easy and safe, the drops would serve as an easier alternative for the 50 million Americans estimated to be afflicted by the condition by the year 2050.

Despite not yet being tested on humans, the study is already causing excitement. Jonathan King, a molecular biologist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told Armitage that the study is the strongest of its kind that he’s seen in decades.

“They discovered the phenomena and then followed with all of the experiments that you should do — that’s as biologically relevant as you can get,” King explained.

via http://www.worldofhealthandwellness.com

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50 students in Leshi gain greater awareness of personal hygiene and sanitation

KT Care’s small grants programme targets the most disadvantaged people including: women, children, orphans, the poor, the elderly, the sick and the disabled. The grants are channeled through local organizations such as charities, community based organizations, schools (public and monastic), group homes (for the aged and orphanages) and religious centers (such as pagodas or churches).

Leshi Township is a mountainous township located within Sagaing Region, Myanmar and also part of the Naga Self-Administered Zone. According to media agencies, Leshi Township has been suffering from periodic food shortages, a lack of vaccinations, a lack of health workers and dispensaries, a lack of medicine and medical equipment and a lack of overall general health knowledge.

‘There are 300 households in our village and most of villagers have very few health knowledge because they are not use to or accessible to read health knowledge books. So, their children are living in endanger health conditions”, U Galarset, General Secretary of Dynamic Brethren Health CSO, from Phontayat village said.

As a part of addressing the lack of health education in the community, KT Care provided the support to organize the health education training and 50 children gained greater personal hygiene and sanitation knowledge.

“We have organized health awareness raising training for 50 children on 24 and 25 April. They got aware of hand washing, living in healthy environment and other health knowledge”, he said.

KT Care’s small Grants Programme are diverse and include food, clothing, supplies, equipment, infrastructure repair and maintenance, education, capacity-building, medical supplies, hospital expenses. Community based organizations or individuals who meet criteria of small grants may contact to KT Care Foundation via info@ktcare.org or 951 527522 and +951 527516.

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