• Crossing The River

    Women In Myanmar Fighting Maternal Mortality

A project by Emanuela Zuccalà, co-produced by Cesvi, curated by Zona

On maternal mortality, Myanmar registers a dramatic situation in the context of Southeast Asia. Popular and religious beliefs obstruct female health and emancipation.

By following the everyday challenges of 3 enterprising midwives in rural areas, we explore 3 specific issues and possible solutions: women’s health access, the main problem in the country; women's involvement in Health Commissions in the villages to reach gender equality as a necessary premise; vaccinations to reduce infant mortality.
A data chapter analyzes the topic in Myanmar and globally as well, with an accurate comparison developing/developed countries.

Picture credit: Gianfranco Ferraro / CESVI

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Project information

  • Locations
    Myanmar (Burma)
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Release date
    September 2017
  • Budget
    € 18500
  • Round