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UHC issues addressed in Myanmar

  • What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of a Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) delivered by a multi-stakeholder network of representatives from government, NGOs and health service providers? Is this a viable way forward?
  • Why is there an underspend in the national health budget, and what are the potential solutions?

Collective Action Initiatives currently underway

  • Three clinics run by the multi-stakeholder Civil Health and Development Network in Kaya State are being evaluated to understand their strengths and weaknesses in delivering BPHS, including the quality of services provided, as well as the skills and training of staff. The findings will support the government’s roll-out of BPHS, scheduled for 2020.
  • An analysis of underspend in the national health budget is being carried out to identify the problems and potential solutions, and to advocate for appropriate actions by the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (MoPF), Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), and Parliament. The aim is to increase health spend by 0.5%.