UNFPA Myanmar

With abundant natural resources and a dynamic population, Myanmar still faces slow economic growth. Health system weaknesses have kept maternal mortality high, with a majority of deliveries taking place at home, unassisted by skilled birth attendance. UNFPA support began with the 1973 national census. Current programmes align with national plans on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and women’s rights. They focus on extending high-quality reproductive and sexual health services, emphasizing HIV prevention. UNFPA assistance also helps expand capacities to produce high-quality demographic data, and conduct research and analysis on gender equality issues.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Myanmar View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Myanmar in 2020 View more

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Minimum Initial Services Package

160 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

85010 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

67 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Community declarations on harmful practices

33 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

64701 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Minimum Initial Services Package

160 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

85010 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

67 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Community declarations on harmful practices

33 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

64701 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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