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11 August 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that an estimated 13.5 million people, a quarter of Myanmar’s population, live in housing that is made of materials that can deteriorate rapidly. 3.8... Read more
11 July 2017
Feature Story
The logistics system means that women from remote areas can rely on public health centers to provide a steady supply of contraceptives and reproductive health medicines.
It is in the late afternoon when Nan Aye Aye Lwin visits the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre, after walking the three hours from her little hamlet. Nan Aye Aye Lwin comes with anxiety. She already has... Read more
11 July 2017
Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations Speech by Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar   Your Excellency Vice President U Myint Swe, Your... Read more
7 July 2017
Media Advisory
Thanks to voluntary family planning, millions of women in Myanmar are empowered to make a choice in the number of children they want, and to start their families later in life. This gives them an... Read more
30 June 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that while youth literacy in Myanmar is relatively high at 94 per cent, this still means that more than half a million young people cannot read or write... Read more
28 June 2017
Feature Story
UNFPA donors meet with women and girls who are displaced by armed conflict in Kachin.
On 19-21 June, supporters of UNFPA’s Women and Girls First programme joined a UNFPA team on a visit to UNFPA activities in Kachin, Myanmar. During the visit, donors from Australia, Finland, Italy,... Read more
27 June 2017
Media Advisory
YANGON — For the first time, a do-it-yourself contraceptive injection will available in Myanmar. By the press of a finger, a woman can inject it at home and avoid unwanted pregnancy for three months... Read more
22 June 2017
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — Census data shows that women are critical to Myanmar’s development. Today only half of women (50.5 per cent) are in the labour force, compared to 85.6 per cent of men. By realizing... Read more
5 May 2017
Feature Story
Midwife Nan Mya Phyu discusses family planning with Nan Aye Aye Han in Nam Khoke Village, Shan State, Myanmar.
Ma Mar Mar Win listens carefully as the midwife explains about different contraceptive methods. All the time, she thinks about her family. Her husband works in a variety of jobs - farmhand, small... Read more
5 April 2017
Feature Story
Nan Su Su Naing, 19: “Although there is no longer any fighting, we still bear the scars of it.”
The drive to Kat Pa Li Village in Kayin is breath taking. Limestone hills lie bare amid patches of cultivation and green forest. Smoke rising from hamlets under the setting sun completes the picture... Read more

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