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VIDEO: UNFPA building capacity of midwives to provide life-saving reproductive health care

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Five junior midwives wearing red longyis and white hats, locally known as the “red angels” are being put through their paces through intensive training supported by the UNFPA at a maternity clinic in the outskirts of the Myanmar capital, Yangon. Their task is to prepare their team of mobile midwives to return to field – carrying out life-saving work in the numerous Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Sittwe and Myebon townships, located in central Western Myanmar.

 

 

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VIDEO: Myanmar's census aims to impact development in Pa-O communities

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The estimated 600,000 Pa-O living in Shan State constitute the state’s second largest ethnic group, after the Shan. In Hopong, capital of the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, the zone’s Chairman, U Khum San Lwin, said that accurate data generated from the census would be critical in steering Myanmar’s political, economic and social development.

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Increasing capacity of health workers to provide HIV testing & counselling at rural health centres in Myanmar

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KYEEMYINDINE TOWNSHIP, Yangon — Hundreds of health workers throughout Myanmar are being instructed in HIV counselling and testing, under an innovative decentralized training programme organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the National AIDS Programme. This is adding to the range of clinical skills that midwives can perform, thereby speeding up access to services. Training sessions are being conducted in May and June in 34 townships across seven states and regions. Some 1,500 midwives and health assistants from rural health centres are being trained.

 

 

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Increasing understanding of Myanmar census data processing

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NAY PYI TAW__ 34 Myanmar national and international media were given a first glimpse of the post enumeration data analyzing process, organized jointly by UNFPA and the Department of Population (DoP), at the Census Office on 21 May 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, the nation’s capital, to ensure full transparency throughout the various data processing stages. The Census Office is located within the Department of Population.

 

 

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A Day in the Life of UNFPA midwives in Rakhine state

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Midwives are the backbone of Myanmar’s primary maternal health care system and crucial to improving the quality of services to pregnant women, new mothers and newborns. In cooperation with the Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association UNFPA trains and deploys midwives to areas where the needs are greatest, such as remote villages and camps for displaced people, including in Rakhine.

 

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