Myanmar Essential Health Project
The USAID-funded Essential Health Project (Essential Health) aims to improve maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and tuberculosis (TB) outcomes by increasing availability and quality of equitable health services for the poor and most vulnerable populations in Myanmar, who in turn will demand high-quality health services. Essential Health also aims to support improved health system functioning at township level and below and demonstrate approaches that can be scaled to other townships by the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and other health system actors. Currently, Essential Health works in four townships in Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State.
This five-year project (2017-2022) is implemented by Jhpiego (prime) and consortium partners Koe Koe Tech, Pact, PSI and ThinkWell. ThinkWell is providing support on health financing and human resources for health to strengthen health system governance to improve the enabling environment for delivering the Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS).