Annual reports

Annual Report 2018-19

Annual Report 2018-19

2018-19 saw the culmination of a five-year plan. As we look back over this period, there is a real sense of celebration for all that has been achieved, refelcted in the growth of HHUK and HHM within the Health & Hope partnership. There have many tangible achievements in the building of the Health and Hope Training Centre, which is almost complete, and the start of the Lailenpi Airstrip project which will dramatically improve access to and from Lailenpi. This year, we have also seen our Traditional Birth Attendant project expand to train local trainers, who have themselves trained a further 91 women in birthing techniques and neonatal care. The new Education for All project has also fully launched, providing 100 ‘repeater students’ with full-time education support to pass their Year 10 exams.

We hope you enjy reading about all that has been achieved this year and the impact that our work, and your support, has had. It is only thanks to the support of our generous supporters and partners that we are able to continue to serve those in the poorest and most remote regions of Myannmar, seeing lives transformed and communities thrive through self-development. 

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Annual Report 2017-18

Annual Report 2017-18

On 30th May 2017, Cyclone Mora arrived in Bangladesh before moving northwards through western Myanmar. Torrential rain and high winds destroyed homes, and triggered landslides in rural villages.  The cyclone devastated the majority of the HHM training centre; seven buildings were destroyed including the main training hall, kitchen and dining area, and four dormitory buildings.  

Our latest Annual Report documents the amazing progress made in rebuilding the training centre which will last for generations thanks to the generosity of Health and Hope supporters.  In addition there have been wonderful outcomes from our health work. We were delighted that in March 2018, the local community closed their under-5 orphanage thanks to the decline in maternal mortality after five years of training local women with basic midwifery skills.  

We hope that you enjoy reading about another challenging and inspiring year of walking in partnership with communities in western Myanmar. We are very grateful for your support.

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Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2016-2017

Our work in 2016-2017 continued across the three areas of health, education and food security.  Over the last year, Health & Hope Myanmar launched a new village-level support programme for Community Health Workers (CHWs) through the appointment of 17 Area Coordinators. The Area Coordinators provide ongoing training and support for CHWs. They have also improved the distribution of essential medicines throughout the village network, and have started to collect data on health outcomes. Each Area Coordinator is responsible for supporting 15-20 CHWs and overseeing the provision of healthcare to an average of 3,600 villagers.

Two further training sessions were provided for 57 new Traditional Birth Attendants, and over 5,000 dignity kits were delivered to pregnant women in partnership with the UNFPA. Health & Hope Myanmar were also delighted to welcome back four Freedom to Education students to work with them after they graduated from university studies.

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Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2015-2016

In 2015-2016, we delivered over 100 tonnes of food aid to help rural villagers survive the devastating impact of Cyclone Komen.  In partnership with the UNFPA, we were able to distribute delivery kits to pregnant women across Chin State, in addition to running free clinics reaching over 200 of our Community Health Workers with medicines and refresher training.

Back at our base in Lailenpi, we were able to finish the building of Hope Clinic, as well as install the first ever hydro-electric solution for the training centre, clinic and village, bringing a sustainable source of electricity and clean drinking water to nearly 3,000 people.

Our students studying under our Freedom to Education Project went from strength to strength with a 100% pass rate among those studying the first year of their degree, and 74% of our Year 12 students passing their final exams.

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Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2014-2015

Between 2014-2015, 157 Community Health Workers (CHWs) were trained from 82 villages supporting a population of over 24,000 people with primary healthcare services. Ninety-three Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) from 47 villages were trained, and support was given for the building of 19 Community Health and Education Centres. Multi-vitamins were distributed to over 19,000 children and support given to 59 students to continue with their studies beyond high school.

Beyond the numbers are some wonderful stories of hope from both the CHWs and students enabled by your support.

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