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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.

Project Goals

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

Program Offerings

  • 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

"There are no other NGOs in this area. We didn’t lose any children from death last year due to the new health education.”

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