September 20, 2014
70% of people in Myanmar live in rural, hard-to-reach communities. Often, in these communities, women struggle to get accurate information about healthcare and the service they’re entitled to, with information about sexual and reproductive health being particularly hard to come by. Midwives are the backbone of the country’s health system. It’s these women who are most likely to reach out and provide access to healthcare in the most far-flung places. But with the limited human resource pool for health, some rural villages still don’t even have access to the midwives. This short film from Marie Stopes International looks at the contribution midwives in Myanmar are making to achieving the goals of MDGs 4, 5 and 6.
Learn more about Marie Stopes’ work with midwives in Myanmar here.