Mae Tao Clinic: Providing critical services in Southeastern Myanmar (part two)
The USAID-funded Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project supports the Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) to deliver critical maternal and child health (MCH) services in Mu Traw District of Kayin State and Bago Region. With a Critical Services Grant, MTC has supported 14 Village Tract Health Centers (VTHCs) and one camp for internally displaced persons.
Notably, MTC provides MCH services to pregnant women in remote communities in Mu Traw District, including referrals for high-risk pregnancies. For many people, it requires several hours of travel, often by foot or through rough terrain, to reach a health center. With USAID-funding, MTC has been able to cover transportation charges for pregnant women, giving them access to safe birthing facilities they otherwise would not have.
Watch part one of this feature on MTC’s work about how they are strengthening the health system in Southeastern Myanmar here.