Health & Nutrition

Friday 3 June 2016

Breaking Vicious Cycle of Poverty in Poorest Areas

Lin Lin Kyaw is amongst 1.6 million children under-five in Myanmar who are stunted and cannot reach their fullest potential.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Overcoming a mother’s greatest fear with emergency referral service that supports the rural poor

When Lian Sawn Vung, 31, had to give birth to her second child, her greatest fear was her inability to pay the medical bills.

Monday 1 December 2014

Struggling with the transition to complementary feeding, support from a nutrition volunteer helped Ma Sandar’s son to a speedy recovery

“[My son] was very sick. He was running a fever, had loss of appetite and was coughing a lot. I was very worried,” said Ma Sandar, 25, who lives in Pha Yar Gyi Su Village, Kani Township, Sagaing Region, Myanmar, with her husband and now almost two-year-old son, Mg Pyae Phyo Win. “[When] the village’s nutrition health worker detected my child to be malnourished. I worried about the consequences,” she said.

Monday 8 September 2014

5 steps to eliminate malaria from your environment

Malaria is particularly challenging in Myanmar, with 21% of the population living in high-transmission areas.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Save the Children welcomes Health Minister’s call for better nutrition for mothers and children at launch of National Nutrition Month

Ensuring that mothers receive better support to practice exclusive breastfeeding.