Myanmar launches its largest ever vaccination campaign, reaching 17.4 million children with Measles Rubella (MR) Vaccine

Government of Myanmar is committed to achieve WHO South-East Asia Regional goal of measles elimination and rubella control by 2020. In order to accelerate progress towards this goal, under the leadership of the Ministry of Health with support from WHO, GAVI and UNICEF, Myanmar conducted a National Measles Rubella Vaccine campaign in January-February 2015 targeting all children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years irrespective of their previous immunization status...

Commemoration ceremony of International Epilepsy Day in Yangon and health talk on Epilepsy

The commemoration ceremony of International Epilepsy Day was conducted at the University of Nursing Auditorium on 8th February 2015. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Yangon Region H.E. U Myint Swe who highlighted the fact that it was the first time such an event has been held in Myanmar to increase the participatory role of government as well as other organizations to reduce the treatment gap for people with epilepsy...

Fifth joint monitoring mission for tuberculosis care and prevention

WHO facilitated the fifth joint review of the Myanmar national tuberculosis (TB) programme. A team was composed of national and international reviewers, including TB specialists and experts in cross-cutting public health issues, government staff as well as NGO and WHO staff and free-lance consultants...

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease.

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