Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health

Violence, Injuries and Disabilities

Injury prevention is a key for promotion of safe communities. WHO Myanmar is providing technical support to strengthen capacity for multi-sectoral interventions to prevent violence and unintentional injuries. Some examples of WHO Myanmar support in this area are:

  • establishing surveillance system for injuries;
  • training of health professionals, factory owners, managers and workers in unintentional injuries prevention;
  • improving technical capacity of health workers, NGOs and communities for community based rehabilitation.

WHO supports the School Health Team of the Ministry of Health and Sports to scale up and strengthen prevention activities and health interventions in schools

The School Health team of the Ministry of Health and Sports presented an assessment of the situation for school health in Myanmar at a meeting attended by the Deputy Director General of Public Health Department, Dr. Yin Thandar Lwin, officials of the Ministry of Health and Sports and by the Medical Officer responsible for School Health of WHO Myanmar.

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Road Safety in Myanmar: data collection begins on the Yangon-Mandalay Highway

Deaths and injuries related to road crashes remain one of the most pressing public health concerns for low- and middle-income countries around the world. As reported in the latest WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety in 2015, 90% of road traffic deaths occur in these countries, even if they only possess 54% of the world’s vehicles. Despite the increased adoption of road safety strategies and policies which target the issue, more has to be done to reverse this alarming trend.

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