In 2017, mothers in the small Wan Pan Akhar village in eastern Shan State began accessing nutrtion and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services. These nutrtion and health programmes are now changing how children are raised and have become a reason of happiness for mothers like Ma Thet Thet Aung.
|Little Ei Thet Mon and her mother wait at the growth monitoring session at their village head’s residence in Wan Pan Akhar village in Keng Tung, eastern Shan State.|
©UNICEF Myanmar/2018/Nyan Zay Htet
By Htet Htet Oo
KENG TUNG, July 2018 - Before Ma Thet Thet Aung became a full-time mother, she used to work as a teacher. “But, I really wanted to become a police woman. I think the uniform exude confidence,” says Ma Thet Thet Aung with a smile. “Ever since I became a mother, I look after my daughter; help my mother with house chores and take part in our community group discussions.”