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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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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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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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Behaviour Change Communication is an integral component of UNFPA's Special Programme of Assistance in Myanmar. The Programme was launched in 2002, and as the first UNFPA multi-year programme in Myanmar, will cover the period from 2002 to 2005. 

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The purpose of the 2002 Reproductive Health Baseline Community Survey is to obtain detailed baseline information on the level of knowledge & practice of the communities on the various aspects of reproductive health in the townships.

 

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The 2001 Fertility and Reproductive Health Survey (FRHS) is the third survey to obtain detailed information on demography and reproductive health in Myanmar. The first survey was 1991 Population Changes and Fertility Survey (PCFS) and the second was the 1997 FRHS.

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This report contains the findings and recommendations in a holistic view, which will be incorporated into the country’s reproductive health programme.  While this study focused on a situation analysis of reproductive health and its needs, it affirms the critical, as well as essential role, of reproductive health in Myanmar's development. 

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