Jang Ngon is a shaman in Satpalaw Shaung – she and her daughter are an example of how science and shamanism are working together to help the sick in Myanmar’s Naga territory. Photo: AFP

How science and shamanism are go hand in hand to fight malaria and TB in tribal lands of Myanmar

  • An NGO serving rural villages in Myanmar is helping to fight diseases like malaria and tuberculosis in tribal communities that still believe in animism
  • Health volunteers for Medical Action Myanmar distribute basic medicines and conduct blood tests, while local healers make sacrifices to jungle gods
Topic |   Myanmar
Jang Ngon is a shaman in Satpalaw Shaung – she and her daughter are an example of how science and shamanism are working together to help the sick in Myanmar’s Naga territory. Photo: AFP
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