Infants & Mothers
Myanmar has high maternal mortality rates (250 per 100,000 births) and high under-5 mortality (66 per 1000 births).
Over 30% of children under 5 are underweight, with a high incidence of many preventable diseases: TB, diarrhea and malaria.
In 2012, there were 9,339 traffic accidents in Myanmar, resulting in 15,720 injuries and over 2,500 deaths. These numbers represent an almost 100 percent increase in fatalities since 2005.
A new, 4-lane highway to Nay Pyi Taw opened in 2009. While this may seem like a development, the lack of adequate ambulatory services has deadly implications. The highway has caused a sharp increase in high speed accidents, resulting in many more deaths.