Consumption of sugar, trans fats and excessive salt are clear risk factors for a whole range of noncommunicable diseases. Eating smart is a great way forward to prevent them -- and good for nutrition.
“One stop crisis center is a very special place dedicated to supporting survivors of gender based violence. We are supporting the national health authorities to pilot this pioneering approach in 2 hospitals in the country. This experience will be very valuable to plan further ahead.”
(Dr Stephan Paul JOST, WHO Representative to Myanmar)
Rabies is still a major public health concern in Asia including Myanmar. Dogs are the main source of human rabies transmission.
WHO, FAO, OIE (International Organization for Animal Health) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control are working together to tackle rabies, with the goal for “zero human rabies deaths by 2030.”
Among South-East Asia Region countries, Myanmar is the first country to provide hepatitis C treatment free of charge in the public sector. Three years after the National Hepatitis Control Programme was established, the hepatitis C treatment was started in seven public hospitals since 2017. To date, 2,089 patients were reported successfully treated by the programme.