Thanks to the generous financial support of our partners, we were able to run our first "Train the Trainer" workshop for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in Lailenpi Town, Chin State at the beginning of April.
The TBA training programme started in 2013 and has, to date, equipped over 166 local women with the skills to support mothers and babies through pregnancy, birth and early infancy. Our workshops focus on reducing the rate of neonatal and maternal deaths and the incidence of infant and maternal illness. The training has been so successful in one village, that the under-5 orphanage has now closed with no maternal deaths in the last five years!
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The mission of Health and Hope is to bring primary healthcare, education, hope and development to the poorest people in and around Chin State, Myanmar (Burma) through community engagement and empowerment.
Health and Hope is a community-based organisation and partners with local villages regardless of tribal association, religious background, gender or social standing. Health and Hope shares the ownership of its life-changing programmes with the communities it serves.
On the 30th May 2017, cyclone Mora swept across Chin State, western Myanmar, triggering landslides and destroying buildings in rural villages. At our main base in Lailenpi town, there was considerable damage to roads and homes and sadly our training centre was torn down by the high winds and torrential rain.
Watch our video to see how Health & Hope and the local community are recovering from cyclone Mora.
Latest photographs of the rebuilding work can be see in our Flickr Gallery.