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Against the Odds: Helping Mothers and Babies Survive (CPI Partners, Nov. 2011)

A report on the Mobile Obstetrics Maternal Health Worker (MOM) Project by CPI  partner organizations the Burma Medical Association and the Mae Tao Clinic

In eastern Myanmar half a million internally displaced persons live in the cross-fire of the world's longest on-going civil conflict, and women face grave risks giving birth. Surveys conducted by CPI 's local partners showed that the vast majority of women gave birth at home without a trained attendant, and fewer that five percent had access to emergency obstetric care.

Reproductive Health in Myanmar: The MOM Project

Women in eastern Myanma face enormous risks having children: 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.

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