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Dining for Women – Safeguarding Maternal and Infant Health: Myanmar

July 19, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

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The West Grove Chapter of Dining for Women encourages men and women to participate. It is through the larger dialogue that change comes about. We meet on the third Sunday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. This gathering will be on July 19. The Chapter provides place settings and beverages and participants are asked to bring a ‘lite fare’ dish to share. Donations will be collected for the organization below. Please join us and invite a friend (or two!).

The mission of “Dining for Women” is… “Through collective giving circles, Dining for Women inspires, educates and engages people to invest in grassroots programs that make a meaningful difference for women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries.” (read this post for more information)

Mission of Muditar: Muditar helps poor, under-served, Pa-O tribal villages in Southern Shan State, Myanmar, become self-sufficient, thriving communities using a collaborative model for sustainable development.

Program Summary • Muditar will train and supervise 60 women (five per village) as village health educators to facilitate a series of three safe motherhood workshops for 1,277 women to increase their knowledge and practice of healthy reproductive behavior, such as family planning, prenatal and postnatal care, safe delivery options, and better infant care such as good nutrition, breastfeeding, immunizations, and monthly growth monitoring. • Village women will have local resources for continued support with reproductive issues. • The health educators and an auxiliary midwife (trained through a related Muditar program), will provide consultation, affordable access to contraceptives, skilled delivery support, antenatal care, and infant care. Village women will have a forum to discuss very personal issues such as contraception use, family planning, empowerment, finances, and future hopes.

Why We Love This Project: We love the focus on a marginalized group with high needs. Muditar has had significant success working with various marginalized communities in Myanmar.

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Date:
July 19, 2015
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5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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