Our work in 2016-2017 continued across the three areas of our work health, education and food security. Over the last year Health and Hope Myanmar launched a new village-level support programme for 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 the 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.
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 and Hope Myanmar were delighted to welcome back four Freedom to Education students to work with them after they graduated from university studies.
To read more about the successes and challenges of the year, please download a copy of our latest annual report here.
In 2015-2016 we delivered over 100 tonnes of food aid to help rural villagers survive after the devastating impact of Cyclone Komen. In partnership with the UNFPA, we were able to distribute clean 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 students studying in the first year of their degree and 74% of our Year 12 students passing their final exams.
To read more, including our Foreword written by HRH The Prince of Wales, please download a copy of our latest annual report here.
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 studies beyond high school.
Beyond the numbers are some wonderful stories of hope from both the CHWs and the students impacted by the work. To find out more, download a copy of our 2014-2015 Annual Report from this link.