UNOPS

Myanmar

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UNOPS in Myanmar contrib​utes towards the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its management of four major funds and numerous small and medium-sized projects.Photo: LIFT

UNOPS manages som​​e of the largest development funds in Myanmar, including the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), The Three Millennium Development ​Goal Fund (3MDG), and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). Furthermore, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and manages the Regional Artemisinin-Resistance Initiative (RAI) programme in Myanmar, as well as a portfolio of small and medium-sized projects. We have worked in the country since 1996, contributing to the achievements of a range of partners, including bilateral donors, ​​United Nations (UN) organizations and governments. Our fund management, procurement and infrastructure services support initiatives to sustainably improve health, livelihoods, rural development and agriculture across the country.

View data on UNOPS work in Myanmar​, and explore the w​ork of our individual funds below. ​​

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS (end 2015)


+4.2 million
long lasting insecticidal nets distributed since 2011.
 
 +735,900​
  notified cases of all forms of tuberculosis since 2011

 +2.1 million
people have had their food security increased by more than one month​.

 1 million​
people of which 93% are women, have been served by LIFT-funded microfinance institutions since 2010.
 ​​​
+3.5 million
people treated for malaria since 2011.

​​​​​​+146,500​
​children immunized with Penta 3 since 2013.

+102,600
women benefited from four home visits times for antenatal care, since 2013.
 
+57,50​​0
people receiving antiretroviral therapy since 2011.

About the funds we manage


In partnership with the Government of Myanmar and other partners, the Three Millennium Development Goal (3MDG) Fund strengthens the national health system at all levels. Further, 3MDG extends access to quality health services for poor and vulnerable populations.



The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) is a multi-donor fund established in 2009 to improve the lives and prospects of  smallh​older farmers and landless people in rural Myanmar. LIFT is working to ensure that Myanmar's rural economic transformation is inclusive.

 

​In Myanmar, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. UNOPS assists the Ministry of Health in managing $300 million worth of Glob​al Fund grants over a six-year period (2011-2016). These grants have allowed those most in need to better access prevention, care and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.


The Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (RAI) is a $100-million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. UNOPS manages RAI activities in Myanmar, working to avert the spread of artemisinin resistance and accelerate the elimination of P. falciparum malaria.​​



​UNOPS Myanmar also manages a diverse portfolio of individual projects, in collaboration with other UN organizations, national and international implementing partners and bilateral and multilateral donors. UNOPS provides project management, and technical and advisory services to its partners in fields that include procurement, training and infrastructure.​
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Projects

In Myanmar, over 632,000 cases of malaria are reported each year. Antimalarial health products such as this rapid detection test procured by UNOPS as a principal recipient of the Global Fund are helping combat the disease. Photo: John Rae/The Global Fund

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      Antone "Tony” Maria,

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