UNFPA Myanmar

UNFPA Myanmar

UNFPA/Myanmar

Date: 20/02/2013

UNFPA first supported Myanmar in 1973, and again in 1983, with assistances in conducting its first and second population censuses. The Fund's population activities in Myanmar expended in the 1990s with support for the collection of population data specific to reproductive health and fertility. With improved availability of demographic data for reproductive health programming, and an urgent need for continuing assistance, UNFPA's activities in Myanmar continued to expand into the new millennium. In 2002, UNFPA adopted a programmatic approach and is now in its second Programme of Assistance for Myanmar, covering the period 2007 to 2010, with an extension proposed for 2011. The second programme assists Myanmar to attain the important goals set out at the International Conference on Population and Development and the mutually reinforcing Millennium Development Goals.read more...

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND SAFE MOTHERHOOD

Universal access to reproductive health care is a key target of Millennium Development Goal 5 to improve maternal health. Access to reproductive health care gives individuals and couples in Myanmar the opportunity to make responsible choices about their sexual and reproductive health and enables women to journey safely through pregnancy and childbirth. read more...

PREVENTING HIV

Millennium Development Goal 6 sets the target for nations to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. In Myanmar, consolidated efforts from international and national actors towards this goal are now having a measurable impact on infection rates. With its partners, UNFPA focuses its response to the epidemic on strengthening the link between HIV prevention activities and reproductive health care, and by improving access to condoms. With an emphasis on groups at high risk of exposure, the Fund's efforts are contributing significantly to Myanmar's now declining HIV prevalence. read more...

SUPPORTING ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH

UNFPA promotes access to reproductive health care and services to prevent the spread of HIV infection among young people. Promoting youth leadership in the response to HIV gives young people in Myanmar the opportunity to contribute to the design and implementation of HIV prevention activities. Through reproductive health and leadership training, UNFPA actively involves youth and adolescents to make sexual and reproductive health services youth-friendly and gender sensitive. With nearly half of all new HIV infections occurring among young people aged 15-24 years, engaging youth in HIV prevention activities is essential. read more...

SAVING LIVES IN EMERGENCIES

UNFPA responded quickly to prevent unintended pregnancies and pregnancy-related deaths, the rise of sexual violence and the spread of HIV, in emergency situations read more...