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30 September 2016

New census report reveals alarmingly high child death in districts: In Labutta, one in six boys die before their fifth birthday

YANGON, Myanmar — Infant and under-five mortality in Myanmar is the second-highest in ASEAN. But there is significant geographical variation within the country. A new census report reveals an alarmingly high number of deaths among children in several districts.

29 September 2016

New census report reveals hardship and family planning needs: Married women in Myanmar give birth to five children on average

YANGON, Myanmar — While the total fertility rate in Myanmar is 2.5 children per woman, and on par with ASEAN averages, new and more detailed data tell a very different story: Married women in Myanmar give birth to five children on average.

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.

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