HEALTH & NUTRITION

 

ADRA Myanmar works with the Ministry of Health and with Ethnic Health Organisations to strengthen and extend essential health services, improve nutrition and develop water and sanitation facilities for people living remotely.

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: ADRA Myanmar trains midwives and health staff to ensure women can safely give birth, develops community support mechanisms for women of reproductive age/pregnant women/women with children under five, establishes savings groups to support health seeking behaviours and funds referrals. ADRA Myanmar promotes equity in health systems, harmonization and recognition to ensure sustainable resources to remote health facilities and essential services to remote people.

Nutrition and Early Child Development: ADRA Myanmar focuses on children in the 1,000-day window, integrating nutrition education with ECD programs, training health workers on growth monitoring and nutrition counselling. PD Hearth is used to promote good nutrition practices and together with training in kitchen gardening, food preparation and micro-nutrients, improves nutrition outcomes for children under five.

WASH: ADRA Myanmar develops sanitation solutions for people in their communities, health facilities and schools, aligning with the community led total sanitation (CLTS) approach in Myanmar and using appropriate local skills and materials. Improvements in household knowledge, attitudes and practices for hygiene are achieved through behaviour change communication and environmental sanitation campaigns. Teams facilitate gender sensitive awareness sessions at schools, health facilities, communities and households. ADRA Myanmar constructs wells, gravity flow piped water systems and rain water collection to meet water needs and ensure drinking water quality at source or through filtration or treatment.

EMBRACE

'Enhance Mother/Newborn/Child Health in Remote Areas through Health Care and Community Engagement'

Location: Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin State

Donors: Global Affairs Canada, ADRA Canada

Beneficiaries: 17,047

Total Project Budget: USD $1,681,003

Duration: 60 Months

 

Project Description: The EMBRACE project targeting women and girls aims to; increase awareness of MNCH (Maternal, New Born Child Health), increase food security and nutrition for pregnant women/ lactating mothers and children during the first 1000 days, and improve quality and access to health care. In additioon 100 AMWs (Auxiliary Midwifes) will be trained in safe birthing practices, 4 subcentres renovated, 648 cooking demonstrations conducted in healthy eating and 25 CSGs (Community Savings Groups) established.

Link to official website: 

http://www.heartformaternalhealth.ca/

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