During a recent trip to Myanmar, members of the Global Health Services Network team delivered donated clean birth kits to mothers in need. Clean Birth Kits are low cost, lifesaving packets of key supplies needed to ensure a clean, safe birth. These kits serve to prevent high infant and maternal mortality due to preventable infections.
The kits were created, funded, and assembled by Global Health Charities, GHSN’s non-profit entity. Meticulously packed by a variety of Global Health Charities’ volunteers in Michigan, they were entrusted to the GHSN team for delivery to a reputable partner organization in Myanmar. The GHSN team members, who also actively volunteer with Global Health Charities, were Dr. Martha Tanicala, GHSN Director of Education, Christeen Holdwick, GHSN Director of Clinical Services, and Kate Rowley, GHSN Project Manager. “By providing access to crucial and rudimentary birthing tools, we’re hoping to reduce the high rates of maternal and neonatal infant mortality in Myanmar. Ultimately, we’re interested in continued, long-term relationships with our in-country partners to educate mothers, midwives, and traditional birth attendants. This is one of the many efforts we’re undertaking to reach the health-related UN Sustainable Development Goals, and we’re looking forward to doing all we can”, says Ms. Rowley.
The Global Health Charities clean birth kits were hand delivered to the Myint Myat Phyu Sin Charity Clinic in Mandalay, Myanmar. This charity operates solely on individual donations and does not charge over 90% of their patrons. Dr. Ko Ko Aung, Medical Director for Myint Myat Phyu Sin Charity Clinic, received the clean birth kits on behalf of expectant mothers.
Global Health Services Network has made a commitment to working in Myanmar. Recently, GHSN announced they will open The American Nursing Institute – Myanmar (ANI-M), which will be the first private nursing school in Myanmar’s history. If you are interested in learning more about Global Health Services Network’s philanthropic efforts or our work in Myanmar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.