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The government of Laos has pledged to eliminate malaria by 2030, and the country seems to be on track. Since 2010, the disease has decreased by more than half. Volunteer malaria workers located in remote and difficult to access villages play an important role in the small landlocked country’s fight against malaria.
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‘sustainABLE’ will provide project partners, developers and others working in the development sector with practical actions that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Some 200 kilometres south-east of Yangon, a new healthcare centre is serving the township of Thaton in Mon state, Myanmar – home to around 275,000 residents. The Pawdaw Mu health centre is just one of 21 centres built with funding from mobile telecommunications operator, Ooredoo, to address dire health needs across the country.
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For the health sector, dilapidated infrastructure means patients can’t access health clinics close to their homes, health clinics lose medical supplies that need refrigeration and medical professionals must fight to save lives in overcrowded or unsanitary conditions.
The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Switzerland have committed more than $215 million to improving the health of Myanmar’s most vulnerable people through the UNOPS-managed Access to Health Fund.
Although healthcare has improved in Myanmar in recent years, the most vulnerable people still lack basic maternity and child healthcare, as well as healthcare for tuberculosis, HIV and malaria.
Amid mounds of garbage and pools of stagnant water, flies found their home, mosquitos made their breeding ground and rats scavenged. For the people living nearby, the situation was grim.
As countries strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, some will require support in order to reach their national targets. The Government of Japan and UNOPS are working together to provide that support.
The Government of Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy, UNICEF and UNOPS have launched a pilot project to protect the health and well-being of babies across the country.
This event will introduce the Defeat Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Partnership, a new ‘public-private-people’ partnership with the goal of sustained actions against NCDs, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all (Sustainable Development Goal 3). UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is speaking at the launch.