One in three pregnant women in Chin State are suffering from anaemia, according to a report from the Ministry of Health and Sport. U Aung Myat Kyaw, who is chairman of SUN CSA Myanmar (Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance), said that the issue is due to a lack of protein and iron in women’s diets during pregnancy. The Ministry of Health and Sport first reported the findings regarding anaemia in a survey entitled “Myanmar Nutrition and Eating Habits” in February. Anaemia develops when a person’s body has a low red blood cell, or haemoglobin, count. It can be treated with changes to the affected person’s diet or iron supplements. For pregnant women, it can cause difficulties giving birth and increase the risk of maternal death.