Myanmar Community Health Project
Myanmar is the poorest country in Southeast Asia.
Myanmar is ranked 149 of 187 for Human Development and had been a “closed” country for nearly 50 years. With a long-neglected health system, 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 TB, diarrhea and malaria, and local village health workers are poorly trained.
Reduce morbidity and mortality among target communities in TaungNgu by:
- Improving access to Health Services
Forming village health communities
- Improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria at the community level
- Reducing the incidence, and improving the case management, of diarrhea in children under 5 years
- Community Health programs in rural villages.
- Improved capacity for village based services to provide diagnosis, treatment and care of ARI, Malaria and diarrhea.
- Women and children sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets.
- Improved weight in children under age 2.
- Improved feeding practices for children under 2 years old using IYCF practices.
Karen Baptist Convention, Care and Counseling Department