Myanmar : Myanmar: Improving Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Treatment Project

Sovereign Project | 53234-001

The proposed project will support the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) to enhance capacity for prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cancers. NCDs are the major causes of mortality and morbidity in Myanmar and a complex development challenge with close links to poverty, labor productivity, and equity. Addressing the existing bottlenecks in NCD response will contribute to promoting Myanmar's economic and social inclusion, closing disparities in income and non-income poverty and achieving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Project Details

Project Name
Myanmar: Improving Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Treatment Project
Project Number
53234-001
Country / Economy
  • Myanmar
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Myanmar: Improving Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Treatment Project
Source Amount
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Health / Disease control of non-communicable diseases and other priority programs

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The proposed project will support the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) to enhance capacity for prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cancers. NCDs are the major causes of mortality and morbidity in Myanmar and a complex development challenge with close links to poverty, labor productivity, and equity. Addressing the existing bottlenecks in NCD response will contribute to promoting Myanmar's economic and social inclusion, closing disparities in income and non-income poverty and achieving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The project aligns with Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030) and the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Strategy 2030, particularly the key operational priorities of (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, and (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality. It is also in line with Myanmar Country Partnership Strategy (2017-2021). Three components are proposed: (i) strategy planning and coordinated implementation for NCDs response strengthened; (ii) health promotion and prevention of NCDs improved; and (iii) NCDs diagnosis and treatment capacity enhanced.
Impact
Progress made towards achieving SDG Target 3.4: reducing by one-third premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment, promote mental health and wellbeing; and Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030) Pillar 3 Goal 4, Strategy 4.2.9. Control and combat NCDs
Outcome
Access to NCDs prevention and treatment services improved, particularly for cancers
Outputs

Strategy planning and coordinated implementation for NCDs response strengthened

Health promotion and prevention of NCDs improved

NCDs diagnosis and treatment capacity enhanced

Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Safeguard Categories

Environment
C
Involuntary Resettlement
C
Indigenous Peoples
B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Xu, Ye
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health and Sports
Office No. 4, Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Timetable

Concept Clearance
16 Jul 2019
Fact Finding
18 Nov 2019 to 29 Nov 2019
MRM
-
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
16 Jul 2019

Funding

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Title Document Type Document Date
Improving Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Treatment Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2019

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