Health Promotion

Maternal and Child Health Project in Myanmar

Products & Service

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 worked in cooperation with Save the Children Japan, an international organization specializing in child support from 2015 to 2017 on a project to improve maternal and child health in rural areas. Efforts were made 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.