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Myanmar's CRVS political commitments

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Published on Mar 5, 2019

Previously Myanmar's health policies and planning were "wrong," said Union Minister of the Ministry of Health and Sports, Dr Myint Htwe. Now, Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative has enabled Myanmar to generate reliable evidence about who is dying of what in the country to better inform disease prevention policy.

In July 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar at the High Level Technical Review Meeting, Dr Myint Htwe spoke about the country's commitments to the sustainability of civil registration and vital statistics improvements.

Topics include:
-Why a strong civil registration and vital statistics system (CRVS) is needed in Myanmar (0:04)
-Strong CRVS system = better planning (0:34)
-Raising community awareness of CRVS (1:23)
-Integrating technology into CRVS systems (2:25)
-Importance of mortality data (3:35)
-Health staff training (5:00)
-Creating sustainability in CRVS interventions (5:55)
-University of Melbourne's response to Union Minister's speech (10:33)

For more information on the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative visit: http://www.crvsgateway.info

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