Helping safer childbirth

Access Accelerated
Help building basic systems for safe childbirth in a rural region of Myanmar.
Planning and monitoring
Professional and Trade Associations 1

The aim of the programme is to build a self-sustained pilot system for safer childbirth. By encouraging active participation of the villagers, the programme is designed to generate lasting effects and learnings, which serves the Access Accelerated’s mission of providing sustainable solutions.

Pauk Township in Magway region located in the central-dry-zone of Myanmar, is known for relatively high extent of poverty due to limited agricultural success. This area also has one of the poorest health & hygiene condition and the highest newborn mortality rate in the country, e.g. 89 out of 1,000 infants die before their first birthday.

Chugai, in partnership with AMDA – MINDS (AMDA – Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services) intends to help building basic self-sustained systems supporting safer childbirth & maternity healthcare in rural villages of the district. This programme offers to set up matching funds with the villagers to support emergency transportation of pregnant women, conduct educational / refresher training for auxiliary midwives, provide echo machines to regional hospitals, and give first-aid kits and accompanying training courses to the villagers.

Geographic Reach
  • South-East Asia
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Disease Area
  • Women’s and Child Health
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SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
  2. 3.C: Health workforce
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations
Professional and Trade Associations

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia - Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA – MINDS)

Additional information

“Helping hand for pregnant women and newborns”