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UNFPA Myanmar supported and organized an independent situation analysis for population and development, reproductive health and gender in Myanmar. 

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The Operational Plan 2006 -2009 was developed following the development of the National Strategic Plan 2006 – 2010. The Operational Plan, using the National Strategic Plan as a guide for decisions on priorities and scaling up, provides a range of products associated with the planning, monitoring and implementation that require the input and involvement of many different stakeholders. 

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This booklet on UNFPA’s Programme of Assistance to Myanmar, updates readers on UNFPA’s mission and activities in the country.

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The Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP) is a response to this progression, outlining an indicative three-year recovery plan which takes a peoplecentred approach of promoting productive lives, healthy lives, and protected lives. The PONREPP draws on the PONJA, the first Periodic Review of the cyclone-affected communities undertaken in October-November 2008, and the initial findings of the Social Impacts Monitoring study.

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Building on previous experiences and lessons learned by all partners about what works best in the specific context of Myanmar, the National Strategic Plan identifies the key principles underpinning both the plan itself and its future implementation. Among these are: the adherence to the “Three Ones” principles – One HIV and AIDS Action Framework; one National Coordinating Authority; and one Monitoring and Evaluation System – the participation of people living with HIV in every aspect and at every stage of the strategy, a primary emphasis on outcomes, defined as targeted behaviour changes and use of services; and a focus on the Township level with selected “Accelerated Townships” receiving support towards accelerated programme implementation.

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The population and housing census represents one of the pillars for data collection on the number and characteristics of the population of a country. The population and housing census is part of an integrated national statistical system, which may include other censuses (for example, agriculture), surveys, registers and administrative files. It provides, at regular intervals, the benchmark for population count at national and local levels. .

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The 2007 Fertility and Reproductive Health Survey (FRHS) is the fourth in a series of demographic surveys taken at five-year intervals since 1991 to measure trends in demographic and other indicators.

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As recommended in the ICPD Programme of Action, the integration of population information or issues into the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all policies and programmes relating to sustainable development at international, regional and national level is not only highly desirable it is a must. Hence basic population data is needed to formulate and implement various development programmes of a country or a region. Generally, in most developing countries, there is not adequate population and related information and in some, there are gaps in population related data.

 

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the priority diseases and a disease of national concern in the National Health Plan of Myanmar. The National AIDS Programme (NAP), the responsible body for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar, is composed of forty AIDS/STD prevention and control teams nationwide. The general objective of the NAP is to increase the awareness and perception of HIV/AIDS in the community by promoting access to information and education leading to behavioural change and adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

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