In collaboration with Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports, Jhpiego has been working in the country since 2013. Currently, Jhpiego is implementing the following initiatives to improve the health of women and newborns:

  • With funding from The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund, Jhpiego aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity by working with midwifery education institutions and the Ministry of Health and Sports to improve pre-service education and develop a regulatory framework for licensing and accreditation.
  • Under a four-year project funded by the GE Foundation, Jhpiego is improving the quality of maternal and newborn health services at Myanmar’s Central Women’s Hospital in Yangon and two district hospitals that refer to the Central Hospital.
  • Under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s global Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego and partners are working to strengthen the midwifery and nursing professions through strengthened in-service training and continuing professional education in order to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
  • With funding from the MSD for Mothers Global Giving Program, Jhpiego is working on a two-year project to strengthen education for health workers, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for women and newborns in Myanmar.
  • Through a grant from the United Nations Foundation’s Family Planning 2020 Rapid Response Mechanism, Jhpiego is implementing a nine-month program to address competency gaps in contraceptive implant removals and enhance contraceptive choices for women.

For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.

Jhpiego in Myanmar