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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.

It Takes a Village Health Worker: The key to healthy communities in eastern Burma / Myanmar

In a Karen village of chickens and woven-thatch homes is “Aunty,” a traditional woman with her hair in a bun. She teaches about hand washing, latrines and nutrition, and tests for and treats malaria. Aunty is chosen by the community, and she’s there to help 24/7.

Health Systems Strengthening

In eastern Myanmar, one in seven children die before they reach the age of five, and many of these deaths — due to diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria — are easily preventable. The challenge is to provide essential basic services to tens of thousands of villagers who have become nearly inaccessible due to civil conflict, displacement, and isolated and rugged terrain.

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"The Long Road to Recovery: Ethnic and Community-Based Health Organizations Leading the Way to Better Health in Eastern Burma" (CPI Partners Report, February 2015) 

Based on the first large-scale health survey conducted since the recent ceasefires and political reform, this report by CPI partners with technical support from CPI, highlights the fragile gains and continuing challenges to achieving sustainable health improvements in eastern Myanmar. Click 

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