Maternal and Child Health Project in Myanmar
Mortality rates among mothers and children under five are higher in Myanmar than in neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, and about 90% of those deaths are concentrated in rural areas. Against that backdrop, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa has been working in cooperation with Save the Children Japan on a project to improve maternal and child health in rural areas. Efforts are under way through this project to train personnel who can provide improved health services for mothers and children, with the aim of reducing the mortality risk of newborns as well as expectant and nursing mothers.
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