Health & Education

Myanmar Health & Education

The state of health in Myanmar is gradually improving, with significantly higher levels of funding being allocated by the state, and foreign donors and private investors looking to participate. To ensure its 56m people have access to better care, and mindful of the challenges, the administration is increasingly open to assistance from foreign governments, NGOs and private firms. The newly installed government has also put education at the heart of its reform agenda, recognising its potential for lifting the country out of poverty. More money is being channelled into the sector as officials seek to build a 21st-century education system to help push Myanmar into the ranks of the upper-middle-income nations by 2030.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Sports; and an interview with Myo Thein Gyi, Minister of Education.