National Measles Rubella (MR) Vaccination Campaign – 2015

Background:

Tremendous progress has been made globally to reduce the contribution of measles to the burden of childhood deaths and measles cases have dramatically decreased. As a result the Global Vaccine Action Plan, endorsed by the World Health Assembly, has targeted measles elimination in at least five of the six World Health Organization Regions by 2020. This is an ambitious goal, since measles control requires the highest immunization coverage of any vaccine preventable disease, which means that the health system must be able to reach every community...

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

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

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Launching Ceremony of World Breast Feeding Week and Nutrition Promotion Weeks 2014

The Launching Ceremony of World Breast Feeding Week and Nutrition Promotion Weeks 2014 was conducted at the Ministry of Health in Nay Pyi Taw on 1 August 2014. The opening speech was delivered by H.E. Union Minister for Health, Dr Than Aung followed by an address by Dr Krongthong Thimasarn, Acting WHO Representative to Myanmar and by Mr Cliff Meyers, Chief of Education section, UNICEF...

Myanmar along with SEAR Member States Certified Poliomyelitis Free

Myanmar celebrated a landmark achievement in public health in March 2014 – the victory over polio. Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children. The virus is transmitted through contaminated food and water, and multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system...

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Performance Assessment of GAVI HSS interventions in 20 townships

Midterm review of MCH voucher scheme in Myanmar

Health Workforce Strategic Plan 2012-2017

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10 years recovery from the 2004 tsunami
26 December 2014

World Leprosy Day
25 January 2015

World Tuberculosis Day
24 March 2015

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