Death Stalks Pregnant Women In East Myanmar

Dr. Cynthia Maung visits the children’s OPD at Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. Picture Courtesy:

“In staying its course, [Back Pack Health Worker Team], which began its mission over a decade ago, implies that little has changed on the ground despite ceasefire agreements signed over the past 10 months between the reformist government of President Thein Sein and armed ethnic groups. The communities affected by the decades-long conflict on the mountainous, jungle terrain of the Thai-Myanmar border are highly vulnerable.

Mahn Mahn, the secretary of Back Pack, is featured in this piece by The Sunday Leader and describes maternal mortality in Eastern Burma, also known as Myanmar, as the worst in the country.

Read the original article here.


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