When Ma Mu Mu Than (above) became pregnant with her first child, she underwent a routine blood test in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). When the results came back, the doctor told her that she had tested positive for the hepatitis B virus. In Myanmar, an estimated 3.5 million people are living with this virus and it is most commonly transmitted from mothers to children during birth. If left untreated, it can cause liver failure and liver cancer.
When she received her diagnosis, Ma Mu Mu Than agreed to enroll in an innovative pilot project developed by Community Partners International (CPI) in partnership with the B.K. Kee Foundation and the Myanmar Liver Foundation to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B in low-income communities in Yangon. She joined more than 100 other pregnant mothers with hepatitis B. Watch the video to find out what happened:
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