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Last Saturday Ewa Piekarska, Jacek Szewczyk and dr Than Htay (local project coordinator) visited Myit Ka Lay village in Wakema Townshiop area where as a part of this year project we’re going to build subcentre where Burmese midwife will consult and treat pregnant woman, assist during deliveries, train how to take care about infants and she will give immunization to them as well. Local midwife is also responsible for education in hygiene promotion and prevention of diseases most common in the region.
Her care will cover women and children from 11 surrounding villages, at total about 2000 households.
The Myit Ka Lay village was chosen because of difficult access to other health facilities. During dry season access is mostly impossible at all. Subcentre will be built on dry terrain and elevated site with private access to the river so that women and children and other emergency cases can quickly get out of the boat into the building.
In the construction of the center and transport of building materials will be involved local community. The land for the area of new subcentre was donated by one of village citizen.