Healthy Resilient Communities: Fostering a Healthy Population

U.S. assistance will reduce infant and child mortality, reduce the spread of infectious diseases, and improve access to life-saving health services.

Burma’s population faces formidable obstacles to realizing healthy, productive lives. A quarter of the country lives in poverty. Over 600,000 people remain internally displaced by decades of conflict. HIV, drug-resistant malaria and tuberculosis and malnutrition rates are among the region’s highest. A lack of trained health professionals and medical supply chains hinder an already weak health system. What limited investments are made in social services are often undermined by natural disasters and ethnic conflicts. As a result, Burma has some of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in all of Asia. USAID supports Burma’s commitment to drastically improve the health status of its people by reducing under-five mortality and transmission of high burden infectious diseases, as well as strengthening the national health supply chain to improve access to high quality, life-saving commodities.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:30am