Health is at the heart of so much of the world’s poverty and suffering. When communities don’t have enough food, when they depend on unsafe water sources, when they don’t have access to reliable health support, every life suffers.

ADRA Myanmar works with the Ministry of Health & Sports and ethnic health organizations to strengthen and extend essential health services, improve nutrition and develop water and sanitation facilities, particularly for those living remotely.

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Our health can be affected by almost all aspects of our lives. Here are some of the ways that we’re helping to build healthier lives for those we serve:

 – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

 – Training midwives and health staff to ensure safe birthing practices

 – Developing community support mechanisms for women of reproductive age, pregnant women and women with children under five

 – Establish savings groups to support health seeking behaviours and fund referrals

 – Promoting equity in health systems to ensure sustainable resources to remote health facilities and essential services to remote people

 – Nutrition and Early Child Development particularly in the first 1,000 day window

 – Nutrition education integrated with ECD programs

 – Training health workers on growth monitoring and nutrition counselling

 – Promoting PD Hearth for good nutrition practices

 – Kitchen garden training, food preparation and micro nutrients to improve nutrition outcomes

 – Developing sanitation solutions in communities, health facilities and schools through WASH

 – Aligning with the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach

 – Promoting environmental sanitation campaigns

– Gender sensitive awareness sessions in schools, health facilities, communities and households

 – Constructing wells, gravity flow piped water systems and rain water collection to meet needs and ensure drinking water quality at source or through filtration and treatment


48,581 lives

In 2021, our health sector impacted 48,581 beneficiaries and supported 1 project in the Chin and Kayin States.








The EMBRACE project funded by Global Affairs Canada and ADRA Canada, targeted women and girls by increasing food security and nutrition for pregnant, lactating mothers and children during the first 1,000 days and improved quality and access to health care. 100 AMWs were trained in safe birthing practices, 4 sub-centres renovated, 648 cooking demonstrations in healthy eating and 25 CSGs established. The project ran for 60 months in Hlaingbwe, Kayin State reaching 30,259 beneficiaries with a total USD budget of $1,605,087.



The AUP project funded by EuropeAID and Malteser International, provided mobile clinic operations in 30 villages, trained 30 CHWs (Community Health Workers), built 2,700 basic latrines and renovated 95 wells. Besides a focus on health and education activities, the AUP project sought to promote the rights for those living within the Kayin State as well as providing education in mine risks and support for those with disabilities. The AUP project ran for 42 months reaching 10,500 beneficiaries with a total USD budget of $1,595,085



The CHOLERA project was an emergency response to a Cholera epidemic in Kayin State and Tanintharyi Region. The CHOLERA project provided village awareness activities and facilitated the diagnosis and treatment of the disease to reach 4,500 beneficiaries. Funded by ADRA International, the CHOLERA project ran for 4 months with a total USD budget of $15,000.



The Kachin-WinS project funded by UNICEF, ADRA Australia and ADRA Austria, ran in two phases by constructing 22 school toilet blocks, 24 hand dug wells, installing 32 overhead water tanks and facilitating hygiene promotion in 53 schools based on WASH. The Kachin-WinS project ran for 10 months in Waingmaw and Hpakent Townships, Kachin State, reaching 8,573 beneficiaries with a total USD budget of $460,000.