Reproductive Health

Women in Myanmar's ethnic border and underserved central regions face enormous risks in having children. In eastern Myanmar the vast majority are anemic and deliver their babies without trained assistance or access to emergency obstetric services. Nearly 1% of pregnancies result in maternal death, mostly from bleeding after delivery or infection — one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world.

Community Partners International's focus on training, technical support and resources for local organizations has achieved community-based delivery of antenatal care, family planning and emergency obstetric services to 135,000 women and men who would otherwise have gone without.

In addition to implementing life-saving health initiatives, our local partners — with technical support and in-depth mentoring from CPI — have conducted the only peer-reviewed surveys in these largely inaccessible regions.

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