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Myanmar challenges

Marie Stopes International has been working in Myanmar since 1998 and has witnessed remarkable changes as the country emerges from decades of political isolation, but significant challenges still lie ahead.

Years of underinvestment have left the health system fragile, while poor infrastructure and ethnic tensions make reaching those in need extremely challenging, a situation made worse by a chronic shortage of trained health workers.

More than two thirds of the population live in remote, hard-to-reach areas. So, in partnership with the government and other NGOs, we are giving midwives the family planning and sexual and reproductive skills they need and deploying them where the need is greatest, to enable women to make life-changing choices.

This new film from Myanmar shows the impact of that work as well as the value of partnerships in reaching some of the world’s most vulnerable women

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