YANGON, Myanmar, Myanmar and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will continue to collaborate in Myanmar’s immunisation programme, it was reported on Thursday (today).

Under an agreement signed recently, between Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports and UNICEF, in Nay Pyi Taw, on The Vaccine Independence Initiative-7, UNICEF assured Myanmar of uninterrupted supply of vaccine and technical support for strengthening of cold chain system.

UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta H. Fore, said, the collaboration would effectively protect all children in Myanmar from vaccine preventable diseases, while Minister of Health and Sports, Dr. Myint Htwe emphasised the importance and great benefit for children in Myanmar, especially those living in remote and undeserved areas, by preventing disease by immunisation, calling for support of nutrition programme as top priority.

Meanwhile, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has funded Myanmar with 123 million U.S. dollars in immunisation system strengthening, for the year 2019 to 2021.

Source: NAM News Network