UNOPS

22/09/2016

Ooredoo partners with UNOPS to improve health services across Myanmar

A $3.1 million investment from Myanmar’s first 4G network aims to combat high maternal and child mortality rates among the country’s rural and peri-urban communities

​Ooredoo Myanmar will fund the construction of between 14 and 18 primary health centres across the country. The centres will serve essential community health needs with a focus on maternal, new-born and child health. They will also help combat infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.

Ooredoo will connect facilities already built and under development by UNOPS to their fastest internet service, making way for better mobile services that will enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care to patients.

 "We believe that the Myanmar people and in particular, those most in need, will benefit from quality healthcare with our support in constructing these much needed facilities," said Mr. Rene Meza, CEO of Ooredoo  Myanmar, at an event in honour of the new partnership.

Mr. Nicholas George, Director ad-interim of UNOPS Myanmar said: "We are grateful for Ooredoo's commitment to improving healthcare in Myanmar. By enabling access to quality healthcare, we can make a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people across the country."