A midwife in Myanmar determined to excel

A midwife in Myanmar determined to excel

Midwife Myanmar

This photo story of midwife Ei Ei Thae was first reported in January 2020, before COVID-19 spread from China. During the height of the pandemic, Jhpiego worked in partnership with the government of Myanmar to provide midwifery educationl courses and materials on an e-learning platform, allowing students and tutors to continue their studies virtually. Ei

The Journey to Eliminating Malaria in Myanmar

Eliminating malaria

Ma Zar Zar Mon knows all too well how harrowing malaria can be. In one year alone, she had it five times. “Malaria attacked all my family members including my mother, father, brothers and nephews, and me. It was a hard time for us,” the now 32-year-old said. Ma Zar Zar Mon decided 8 years

Volunteers Make a Difference in Lives of Myanmar Mothers

May Thandar Oo, a 34-year-old mother of five, had reasons why she decided against seeking antenatal care for her most recent pregnancy. Recently widowed, she was in mourning. Plus, she was worried about the risk of contracting COVID-19 if she visited a facility. What she didn’t know was that this pregnancy—her sixth—likely put her at