Risk-free Motherhood in Burma

Burma remains one of the poorest countries in the world. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Burma ranks only 149th on the Human Development Index. Health indicators are extremely low and budgets allocated to health attain only 0.2% of GDP. This situation strongly impacts women's health.

Risk-free Motherhood in Burma

Together with the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, PU-AMI intends to help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by boosting the skills of midwives via an integrated approach based on community reproductive health workers (auxiliary midwives).

The overall aim of the project is to improve the skills of midwives by means of continuing education and to create a network of auxiliary midwives who will be trained and mentored by experienced midwives to facilitate information sharing and referrals to emergency health centers.

Partnership objectives:

  • Improve maternal and child health services by boosting midwifery skills and supporting auxiliary midwives.
  • Upgrade the skills of auxiliary midwives in the areas of maternal and child health to effectively improve the quality of services to pregnant women and women in labor, and prepare for the arrival of future auxiliary midwives as reinforcements.
  • Promote access to quality reproductive health by developing a standard approach and running a pilot mobile health project.


  • Sanofi

    Goods Supplier
    Canada | Staff size: Unknown

    Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi engages in the research and development,...

  • Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

    Funding Agencies
    France | Staff size: 1001-5000

    AFD is France’s inclusive public development bank. They commit financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging...

  • Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association

    Staff size: Unknown

    MNMA is an independent, non-governmental association founded in 1948; it is also one of the professional organizations, working for nursing and midwifery profession and the improvement of health...

  • Karen National Union

    Government, Advocacy NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    The Karen National Union (KNU) is a democratic organisation supporting peace, democracy, and human rights in a federal Burma. It is estimated that there are approximately 7 million Karen people...

  • Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale

    Implementing NGO
    France | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Premiére Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-profit, apolitical and secular International NGO. PU-AMI was formed in April 2011 through...

  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

    Funding Agencies
    Switzerland | Staff size: Unknown
  • Télécom Sans Frontières (TSF)

    Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Myanmar
  • Start Date 2014