Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Myanmar launches its first WASH strategy and Investment Plan

Yangon, March 2017 - For the first time ever, Myanmar has a national strategy for rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and a corresponding investment plan. The strategy and investment plan were launched jointly by the Ministers of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Health and Sports, and Education.  An historical achievement, considering that the last sector analysis was conducted in 1993. 

©UNICEF Myanmar/2012/Myo Thame

Leaving no child behind in Myanmar's challenging transition

Myanmar, March 2017- Karin Hulshof visited Myanmar for the first time in her capacity of Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific Region (EAPR). A very symbolic moment as UNICEF is well advanced in developing its first country programme of cooperation (2018-2022) with the new democratically elected Government of Myanmar. 

©UNICEF Myanmar/2017/Khine Zar Mon