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01 Aug 2017 description
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UNOPS infrastructure projects don’t just improve access to services, markets and clean water – they also help to build the systems that countries need to improve people’s health and livelihoods in the long term.

UNOPS Myanmar is building, restoring and rehabilitating public infrastructure across the country, helping ensure that services reach those most in need.

Repairing roads in Chin State

01 Dec 2016 description
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When people who inject drugs are supported it can help reduce the transmission of HIV and hepatitis, lower health costs and reduce crime. In Myanmar, thousands of drug-users can access Harm Reduction services — it has made a difference.

In the first half of 2016, over 5,000 people who injected drugs in the country accessed 3MDG-supported HIV services, including testing and treatment. Prevention programmes reached more than 24,000 individuals. Six million syringes and needles were distributed to facilitate safe injection. ​

06 May 2016 description
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Yangon May 2016 Australia has contributed an additional USD 7.5 million to help increase the resilience, income, food security and nutrition of low income rural people in Myanmar. Australia will channel the funds through the multi-donor Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), which has been operating in the country since 2009. Australia was a founding donor and this new contribution brings Australia’s total support to LIFT to over USD 20 million.

30 Dec 2015 description
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  1. Background

The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG) supports the provision of health services in Myanmar and contributes towards the country’s efforts to achieve the three health-related Millennium Development Goals. In partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), implementing partners, and community-based organizations, 3MDG strengthens health systems at all levels and improves access to quality health services for poor and vulnerable populations.

30 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

The overall objective of the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG Fund) is to reduce the burden of HIV, TB and malaria in Myanmar. Within the 3MDG operational structure, the Fund Manager (FM) is responsible for monitoring and evaluating:

1) the overall progress of the national programmes and the overall situation in Myanmar for the three diseases;

30 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

The overall objective of the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG Fund) is to reduce the burden of HIV, TB and malaria in Myanmar. Within the 3MDG operational structure, the Fund Manager (FM) is responsible for monitoring and evaluating:

1) the overall progress of the national programmes and the overall situation in Myanmar for the three diseases;

22 Nov 2015 description
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  1. The 3MDG’s Programme Goal for MNCH is improved maternal, new born and child health in areas supported by the 3MDG Fund. The purpose is to increase access and availability of essential maternal and child health services for the poorest and most vulnerable populations in townships supported by the 3MDG Fund.

21 Sep 2015 description
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YANGON, September 18, 2015 – Luxembourg exchanged agreements with UNOPS today, to provide funding to improve food security and livelihoods for rural communities in Myanmar through the multi-donor Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT).

18 Sep 2015 description
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YANGON, September 15, 2015– Italy is to provide funding to improve food security and livelihoods for rural communities in Myanmar, by joining the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), managed by UNOPS.

An agreement, signed today by Regional Director UNOPS Asia Region, Mr Sanjay Mathur, and the Italian Ambassador to Myanmar, His Excellency Pier Giorgio Aliberti, adds Italy to the growing list of LIFT’s distinguished country donors. LIFT has been working in Myanmar since 2009 to assist the country in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

26 Jun 2015 description
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25 June 2015 – Yangon: Approximately 230 representatives from the Government, international and national development partners are being trained in project management techniques this week, in a series of three workshops organized by UNOPS Myanmar. The sessions focus on how to implement better projects by measuring their success, cost and quality, in order to increase their impact and control risks, thereby better supporting people in need.

31 Mar 2015 description
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YANGON, 26 March 2015 – Grete Faremo, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, urged Myanmar to continue extending essential healthcare to poor and vulnerable communities, and pledged support to the country’s health systems.

Ms. Faremo made her comments during a visit to Pakokku Township, Magway Region, where she saw auxiliary midwives being trained under a programme funded by the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG).

31 Mar 2015 description
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YANGON, 27 March 2015–UN Under Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director, Grete Faremo, visited a rural microfinance project in Pakokku, operated by Pact Global Microfinance (PGMF).

The Pakokku branch is part of a larger project that was set up with funding from the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), managed by UNOPS. The project provides poor and vulnerable households in the country with access to financial services. After only three years, the project is now fully self–financing, allowing the Fund to end its financial contribution.

20 Nov 2013 description

18 November 2013 -- President H.E. U Thein Sein highlighted rural development as a key focus area for Myanmar’s economic development at the opening of the National Workshop on Rural Development Strategic Framework convened by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) in Nay Pyi Taw.

28 Jun 2012 description
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A new US$300m 5 year programme to be directed towards Myanmar's pregnant women and children's health

20 Jun 2012 description
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The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund was set up as a multi donor trust fund to support Myanmar to work towards the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, one of the Millennium Development Goals.

Myanmar is still one of the poorest countries in South-East Asia. According to a recent country-wide survey 26 percent of Myanmar’s population lives below the poverty line. The average proportion of total household budget spent on food is 68 percent.

13 Dec 2011 description

Yangon, 12 December 2011 – The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) managed by UNOPS hosted a forum to unite efforts in line with the implementation of the Government’s rural development and poverty alleviation plan. The LIFT donors – Australia, Denmark, the European Commission, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom – set up the LIFT Fund in order to improve the food and livelihoods security of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Myanmar.