RECONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH CENTRES

Project RECONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH CENTRES IN MYANMAR
Objectives

Reconstruction of health centres after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on 2nd and 3rd May 2008.

Project Partners Ministry of Health of Myanmar
Activities

Reconstruction of the health centres. Conducted a health promotion to all villages to raise health awareness at all project sites. Purchased two boats for the use of the midwives to carry out their duties from village to village.

Locations Yangon
Period 2008-2009
Accomplishments

The reconstruction phase in Myanmar saw a total of 13 health facilities built in the delta region as follows :

Village Type of Health facility: 1. Chaung Hpyar Sub-rural Health Centre 2. Toe Rural Health Centre 3. Ah Kei Sub-rural Health Centre 4. Chaung Gyi Sub-rural Health Centre 5. Nauk Pyan Doe Sub-rural Health Centre 6. Ma Yan Nauk Sub-rural Health Centre 7. Taw Chaik Sub-rural Health Centre 8. Su Ka Lat Sub-rural Health Centre 9. Ne Young Kar Station Hospital 10. Ywa Tan Shey Sub-rural Health Centre 11. Kyonda Station Hospital 12. Thoung Dan Sub-rural Health Centre 13. Deadaye Township Hospital

Background

Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on 2nd and 3rd May 2008, sweeping through the Ayeyarwady delta region and the country’s main city and former capital, Yangon, with winds up to 200kph. An estimated 2.4 million people were affected by the cyclone. 37 townships in Ayerayarwady and Yangon Divisions were badly damaged by the cyclone.

The designs of the health facilities were the result of the collaboration of MERCY Malaysia’s technical team volunteers and the Ministry of Health of Myanmar. The land was donated by the cooperative effort of the affected community.