Review of the delivery models and options for the Management of Health Programme in Burma
Myanmar (fka. Burma)
Field of Expertise:
Health Economics and Financing; Public Financing Management (PFM); Public Financing Management (PFM)
Narrative description of project:
In 2012 a group of development partners pooled resources to establish the Three Millennium Development Fund (3MDG), a multi donor trust fund supporting the Myanmar Government to strengthen the national health systems at all levels, combat communicable diseases, and accelerate maternal and child health service delivery to the most vulnerable populations in Myanmar. 3MDG was set up for a period of six years and is scheduled to end 31 December 2017. The 3MDG fund was managed by UNOPS and oversight was provided by the Fund Board (including representatives from the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and from each Donor Country, as well as independent experts). DFID is the current chair of the Fund Board.
Ahead of the Fund’s planned closure, a number of donors are exploring the establishment of a follow-on mechanism, which will allow them and possibly other development partners to continue pooling resources in support to the Myanmar Health sector, sustain the gains achieved by the 3MDG Fund, and continue to promote equity in access to health. At this stage, the value of the fund is expected to be $130-150m, compared with $272m for 3MDG.