Myanmar is a P4H partner country. In the past, P4H was invited to their development cooperation forum, social protection meetings and consultations. Currently, the key health financing issue is poor financial protection for health due to high out-of-pocket payments and limited prepayment and pooling mechanisms. Myanmar actively participates in regional health financing events including the Joint Network of Senior Budget and Health Officials on Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems for the Asia Region held in Tokyo in May 2017 and SEARO-WPRO Bi-regional Health Financing Policy Workshops held in 2016 and 2017. These regional events aimed to enhance knowledge and best practices on health financing and social protection reforms and discuss technical and policy issues and options for countries to make progress towards UHC.  Myanmar supports P4H platform for Asian countries to facilitate country specific policy and technical discussions on health financing and social protection reforms and best practices in the regional context and learn from each other.

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New document on Myanmar's health transitions is now available


UHC day in Myanmar

Workers protest for not being paid out Social Security Benefits

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UHC in State Counsellor's New Year's Speech

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National UHC Dynamics Card Myanmar

To overcome potential healthcare access deficits and the risk associated with catastrophic health expenditure, countries need to develop a sustainable system of social health protection, aligned with the SDG 3.8.2. The National UHC Dynamic Cards help to identify specific needs and gaps by presenting all relevant information on the UHC process in various countries. In this way, countries can learn from each other to achieve and maintain Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Click here to see the UHC process in Myanmar.