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 new video to see how Health & Hope and the local community are recovering from cyclone Mora or click here to read more.
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.
Our work in 2016-2017 continued across the three areas of our work health, education and food security. Over the last year we launched a new village-level support programme for our Community Health Workers (CHWs) through the appointment of 17 Area Co-ordinators. The Area Coordinators provide support and continued training for CHWs, improve the distribution of essential medicines throughout our village network and have started to collect data on health outcomes. Each Area Co-ordinator is responsible for supporting 15-20 CHWs and overseeing the provision of healthcare to an average of 3,600 villagers.
We were able to provide two further training sessions for 57 new Traditional Birth Attendants, deliver over 5,000 dignity kits to pregnant women in partnership with the UNFPA and were delighted to welcome back four of our Freedom to Education students to work with us after they graduated from university studies.