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