Myanmar National Health Plan 2017 - 2021

The formulation of the National Health Plan 2017- 2021 presents a unique opportunity to outline a new path for the health system that will help the country move towards Universal Health Coverage in an equitable, effective and efficient manner. This Plan differs from previous National Health Plans in both its formulation process and scope. In the formulation process, a wide range of stakeholders, like-minded organizations and development partners were actively involved. Features of the Plan that are noteworthy include: its focus on ensuring access to essential health services for the entire population; its emphasis on primary health care delivered at township level and below; its consideration for involvement of healthcare providers outside Ministry of Health and Sports; its switch from top-down planning to a more inclusive bottom-up approach; and its recognition of the importance of health systems strengthening from all perspectives. Having a strong, cohesive and compact National Health Plan is fundamental to achieving our ultimate objective of improving overall health status of the population. Yet, success will only be achieved through effective and systematic implementation with built-in monitoring system and time-to-time evaluation. This will be guided by Annual Operational Plans, which will involve close collaboration among the many actors and active participation of the communities and community-based organizations.

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Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Issuing agency/parties
  • Ministry of Health and Sports
  • English
Formal type of document Strategic Plan
  • Health care policy and administration
  • Priority health concerns
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    Issued by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

    Status Adopted, validated, in effect
    Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date 01/01/2017
    Effective/Enforced Date 03/31/2017
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          Address: Office No. 4, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Official E-mail Address: Phone Or Fax Number: +95 67 3431071

          Keywords UHC,access to healthcare
          Date Uploaded November 19, 2019, 08:47 (UTC)
          Date Modified November 25, 2019, 06:54 (UTC)