Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health

   In Myanmar, more than sixty percent of total population is women and children who are the

most vulnerable groups. Since women have been fulfilling their reproductive responsibility

of propagating human race, many have died and many more face death in the process of

giving birth.

   In cities and towns the maternal and

child health care was delivered through urban health centres, maternal and child health

centres and school health teams and in rural areas, the rural health centres and

sub-health centres scheme was established for provision of primary health care including

maternal and child health.


and child health is the integral part of comprehensive health care

delivery system. Birth spacing is an important strategy to improve the

status of maternal and child health. Focusing on the strength of basic

health staff in cooperation with the various types of voluntary health

workers, local administrative authorities, NGOs and the community, the

health programme has put more emphasis on improvement of quality.

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of Midwives


The intra and intersectoral

coordination, community participation and the important role of non-governmental voluntary

organizations would also be enhanced to obtain successful achievement of the project


    Starting from the base year of NHP

(1994-95), the implementation of antenatal, maternal and child health and birth spacing

programmes have been transformed into reproductive health programme including adolescent

health in order to provide health care to all life cycle stages.


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