Several UN agencies were invited to join internal meetings between the Union and State governments in Sittwe on Sunday, 21 January. The discussions covered the extension of Sittwe hospital; the provision of health services on the outskirts of Thet Kel Pyin IDP camp which is designated for closure as part of the implementation of the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations; and the provision of health care for returnees, especially pregnant women, mothers and children.
First-ever Myanmar Health Forum to take place in Nay Pyi Taw on 28-29 July 2015
NAY PYI TAW, 9 July 2015 - The Myanmar Health Forum (MHF), the first of its kind, will be held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre II in Nay Pyi Taw on 28-29July 2015.
2014 has seen an increase in overall humanitarian needs in Rakhine,
Kachin and northern Shan states. Many of the IDPs living in camps or camp-like situations are almost entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. The protracted displacement also has an adverse effect on the host communities, straining already scarce resources.
25 November – Yangon, Myanmar – The first-ever Myanmar Malaria Forum to engage the corporate sector was held today at the UMFCCI Conference Hall in Yangon. Two-thirds of the more than 130 participants represented the private sector to discuss actionable steps to assist in reducing and treating malaria infections, with a focus on addressing emerging cases of malaria infections resistant to treatment.
This document has been elaborated by humanitarian partners to address existing humanitarian concerns in view of protracted displacement and the likelihood of the worsening of the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State anticipating the upcoming rains and the possibility for further violence across the State and possibly beyond. It is composed of three sections: a) Introduction, b) Preparedness Plan for the rains (to be implemented between March and June 2013) and c) Contingency Planning for natural and human-made disasters.
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 13 February 2012
Excellencies; Distinguished guests; Ladies and Gentlemen:
I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to address this Conference on Development Policy Options in Myanmar, with special reference to Education and Health.
Myanmar is at a crossroad: with the first elections in twenty years held in 2010 and the inauguration of the new civilian Government in March 2011, there is now a new window of opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between the UN, the Government and other partners to promote socio-economic progress in Myanmar. This UN Strategic Framework (2012-2015) is a testament to the commitment of the UN Country Team in Myanmar to work together with the Government and partners to help address the priority development needs and challenges that the country face.
Multi-sector collaboration and partnership approach required to reach programme targets
Yangon, 15 March 2011 ---- Four strategic priorities and key elements of the new Strategic Framework for the United Nations in Myanmar were presented today at the monthly Humanitarian Partnership Group meeting, attended by over 80 experts, heads of missions and UN agencies, diplomats and aid workers.
The priorities, which are the result of extensive analysis of humanitarian and development challenges in the country, will guide UN engagement and programming and form the basis of a new Strategic Framework for the period 2012-2015.
E XECUTIVE SUMMARY
Two years after Cyclone Nargis struck the Ayeyarwady and Yangon Divisions of Myanmar, sweeping across over 50 townships and hitting Yangon, the country's Review (PR IV) examines the status of households in the most affected area.
In this context, PR IV details the present status of households and the progress or lack of progress made by the households towards recovery. Where information allows, this assessment compares the current situation to that before the Cyclone.
Third Recovery Forum Bids Farewell to TCG
The Third Recovery Forum hosted in Nay Pyi Taw on June 18th marked a significant shift in the recovery coordination mechanism set to complete as the TCG mandate ends July 31st.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MoSWRR), U Kyaw Myint, and Chairman of the Tripartite Core Group, U Kyaw Thu.
Findings from the Periodic Review IV and Social Impacts Monitoring III, launched in Yangon by the Tripartite Core Group today, highlighted progress across sectors and across geographic areas impacted by Cyclone Nargis.
Two years later...
Almost two years after cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar causing unprecedented destruction and loss of life and livelihoods in the country, this Recovery Update presents a snapshot of achievements, point to gaps and indicate the level of funds still needed to support the affected population. Much assistance has been provided since May 2008 by the Myanmar Government, local private donors, ASEAN member countries, the United Nations, International donors and NGOs, and much still needs to be done.
Findings from the Periodic Review III, launched in Yangon by the Tripartite Core Group today, highlighted continuing progress in water, sanitation, health, and nutrition.
Cyclone Nargis, perhaps the greatest natural disaster in the history of Myanmar, struck the coast of the country on 2 May 2008.
To address the critical needs of the survivors of Cyclone Nargis to July 2010
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
More than one year after Cyclone Nargis killed 140,000 people and affected the lives of some 2.4 million people it is as important as ever to reflect on progress made in both the response and recovery efforts, to reflect on the scale of outstanding, critical humanitarian needs in affected communities, and to take stock of resources " both financial and organizational " available to meet those needs.
Bangkok, 9 February 2009
The Post-Nargis Response and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP), launched today in Bangkok, sets out a three-year framework to guide recovery efforts following the devastating impact of Cyclone Nargis, which hit Myanmar's Delta region on 2 and 3 May 2008.
The Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP) outlines a three-year recovery strategy for the areas affected by Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar on 2-3 May 2008 and resulted in a large loss of life and significant destruction in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta region.