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11 October 2016
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from... Read more
7 October 2016
Feature Story
Mrs Ngechai, of Peite village, Matupi Township, one of many women who received a UNFPA Dignity kit.
Yangon - In 2016, Help and Hope established an office in Lailenpi town, Chin State: the State where married women on average give birth to nine children, according to the recently released 2014... Read more
4 October 2016
Feature Story
Midwives at the Mandalay Midwifery School receive training in basic emergency, obstetric and newborn care.
As part of the Joint UN Health System Strengthening Initiative supported by the 3MDG Fund, UNFPA, with the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Sports, and with expertise from the Spanish... Read more
30 September 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — Infant and under-five mortality in Myanmar is the second-highest in ASEAN. But there is significant geographical variation within the country. A new census report reveals an... Read more
29 September 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — While the total fertility rate in Myanmar is 2.5 children per woman, and on par with ASEAN averages, new and more detailed data tell a very different story: Married women in Myanmar... Read more
27 September 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report uncovers stark realities: 2,800 women die each year in childbirth and pregnancy; and one in five deaths among young women is a maternal death. “The findings... Read more
26 September 2016
Feature Story
Police officers in Lashio receive training on gender-based violence.
Building on an initiative that began earlier this year, UNFPA and the Myanmar Anti-Narcotics Drug Association (MANA) is organizing a series of capacity building trainings to raise awareness about... Read more
23 September 2016
Feature Story
YIC members manage the ambulance service in Sarmalauk.
Standing proudly in front of the ambulance, Ko Win Naung remembers when the initiative was first suggested. “It was on a rainy day in August, 2015, he said, “I was chatting with my friends. A friend... Read more
1 September 2016
Feature Story
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Myanmar faith leaders.
Before addressing a large audience at the 21st-century Panglong Conference in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on 31 August, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met separately with the country’s religious... Read more
30 August 2016
Feature Story
An elderly woman visiting a UNFPA-supported Women and Girls Centre in Myitkyina, Kachin State.
Myanmar is ageing. There are more elderly people in Myanmar than ever before. In the last 30 years the number of older persons (aged 65 and over) per 100 young persons (aged under 15) has almost... Read more

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