The maternal mortality rate (MMR) of Eastern Myanmar is both unnecessary and devastating. In 2010, John Hopkins University reported the MMR in this region as 721 out of 100,000.
In partnership with Earth Mission Asia (EMA), we support a midwifery department that is dedicated to contributing to a significant reduction in the regions devastating rate of maternal mortality.
Each month, up to 100 women receive ultrasound and antenatal care from the department. The referral assistance this department offers has improved many outcomes for women of the rural and remote areas.
The department is managed by a full-time Australian, registered midwife with over a decade’s experience in Eastern Myanmar. She works alongside a Burmese (Karen ethnic group) trained and registered midwife. Together, they provide clinical services for the outlying community as well as modules for students training to be Physician Assistants and Midwives.