Projects

MNCH support in Myanmar's Northern Shan State

Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) support in Namhsam, Namtu and Manton townships in Northern Shan State in Myanmar

The project adopts a continuum of care for reproductive health and child health through a range of service providers at the township level. These services are aligned with national strategies and prioritise high impact, low cost interventions and integrated delivery of services at the primary and community levels. Essential health services delivery address the main causes of maternal, newborn and child death and illness for poor and vulnerable ethnic populations in three conflict affected Townships.

Objectives:

  1. Delivery of essential services, with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health, in project townships

  2. Strengthened capacity for delivery of essential MNCH services in townships supported by the 3MDG Fund.

  3. Enhanced health services accountability and responsiveness through capacity development of target communities, civil society organisations and the public sector

The project supports:

  • Training of Basic Health Staff, especially midwives, community health workers and auxiliary midwives
  • Improved supply of drugs and equipment
  • Provision of emergency obstetric and neonatal care Minor refurbishment of health facilities.

The project also provides financing to reduce economic barriers to use of health services. Activities planned for the township level will be implemented according to the township health plan.

CESVI is the lead agency on this project and is responsible for implementation.

Burnet provides performance monitoring of the project and technical leadership in capacity building, training of and support to the Township Health Departments including:

  • Training and supervision of basic health staff, auxiliary midwives and community health workers
  • Technical support for monitoring and evaluation systems, data collection, analysis and utilisation at the Township level.

Timeline

2015-2017

Collaborators

  • Ministry of Health - Myanmar
  • CESVI

Funding

3MDG

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Lia Burns

Country Program Manager, Myanmar

Telephone

+61392822180

Email

lia.burns@burnet.edu.au