Myanmar’s Startup Revolution

Koe Koe Tech’s app is called “Maymay,” meaning “mother.” It’s a health support service for pregnant women and mothers.

The app has Q-and-As about pregnancy and childcare, and chat rooms where users can discuss health issues. Users can quickly find a doctor, or even shop for baby goods.

New mother Thandar Aung has been using it since she was pregnant. Even living in a suburb of Yangon, she says, reliable medical advice is hard to find.

“I can use the app to check what kind of food to give my children. I can get useful information direct from my smartphone, so it’s very convenient,” she says.

“With access to high-quality health information, high quality health provider, high quality health products, will improve health outcome of Myanmar. We definitely want to reduce… kind of the simplest things, maternal and children-under-5 mortality rates in the country,” says Koe Koe Tech Co-founder Michael Lwin.