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27 September 2016

New census report: 2,800 women die each year in childbirth and pregnancy

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report uncovers stark realities: 2,800 women die each year in childbirth and pregnancy; and one in five deaths among young women is a maternal death.

Police officers in Lashio receive training on gender-based violence.

26 September 2016

Training on gender-based violence continues for Myanmar’s police

Building on an initiative that began earlier this year, UNFPA and the Myanmar Anti-Narcotics Drug Association (MANA) is organizing a series of capacity building trainings to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) for the police of Myanmar in Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States, where GBV is pr...

YIC members manage the ambulance service in Sarmalauk.

23 September 2016

Youth Information Corner in Sarmalauk manages its own ambulance service

Standing proudly in front of the ambulance, Ko Win Naung remembers when the initiative was first suggested. “It was on a rainy day in August, 2015, he said, “I was chatting with my friends. A friend recounted his experience of accompanying a referral case to Yangon Central Women’s Hospital.

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