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Maternal and child health programs making a difference

Tracy Parish

07 February, 2013

Natasha with mums and children in thanlyin

Natasha Stott Despoja with Myanmar mums

Locals from Thanlyin in Myanmar welcomed the Burnet delegation to their villages this week.

Burnet Director and CEO Professor Brendan Crabb said: “It was an extraordinary welcome in Thanlyin. We visited two villages and were greeted by hundreds of people. They were so appreciative of Burnet’s work.”

Chairman Alastair Lucas AM said it was clearly evident that Burnet’s programs and support of local organisations had been positively received and had made a tangible difference to people’s lives.

“I have never experienced anything quite like this - hundreds of village people grateful because Burnet has been ‘capacity’ building.

“For them, this translates to keeping their babies alive."

Burnet Board member Natasha Stott Despoja also enjoyed the opportunity to meet many local women in Thanlyin where Burnet manages some key projects improving women’s and children’s health.

Click here to out more about our women’s and children’s health programs and other public health initiatives in Myanmar.

Caption: Burnet Chairman Alastair Lucas AM and Burnet Board member Natasha Stott Despoja AM in Thanlyin, Myanmar

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For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Tracy Parish

Executive General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Telephone

+61385062321

Email

tracy.parish@burnet.edu.au

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