Improving access to health care for vulnerable communities in Mon State, Myanmar

November 25, 2018

The Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, supported by USAID, is working with Mon National Health Committee (MNHC) in 18 health facilities within three townships in Mon, Kayin and Thanintharyi. The effort is helping to support 25 vulnerable Internally Displaced People (IDP) villages with basic health care, antenatal care for pregnant women, and capacity building of health care workers.

Follow the MNHC team in Ye Township, Mon State, as they help vulnerable communities with primary health care and provide skill-building training for 48 active Traditional Birth Attendants, helping to improve hygienic home-labor, providing antenatal screening and referring at-risk mothers to health facilities.

To date under the ACE project, MNHC are one of a total of eight Critical Service Grants partners helping to reduce community vulnerabilities in southeastern Myanmar. To find out more about new grant opportunities relating to health, education and livelihoods services to rural communities in underserved and hard to reach communities in the southeastern region of Myanmar, please go here