The Lottery of Birth: Myanmar – Skilled Support for a Safe Birth

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Skilled support for a safe birth

When Ma Than Shi, 45, was pregnant with her son Ma Yee Mon Htwe, now one year old, the community health volunteer in her village took her to visit a midwife. Although this was her tenth pregnancy, it was the first time she had ever visited a midwife for an antenatal check up. Two of her babies died on the day they were born.

Limited access to healthcare in Kani, Myanmar, coupled with low levels of health education and a lack of access to clean water, means that communities, and children in particular, are vulnerable to illnesses such as diarrhoea and malnutrition. Save the Children is working to change this, through training and health promotion activities to improve the health of mothers and children

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