Donations Pour in as People of Myanmar Dig Deep to Help Cover Cost of Vaccine

Yangon—Contributions continue to pour in to help Myanmar’s government cover the cost of a COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals, tycoons, businesses, and religious organizations responded immediately to a government request for help on Jan. 5. Within two days of the request, the government received 1.3 billion kyats (US$980,000) from 117 donors and $2.5 million from five donors […]

Myanmar COVID-19 Vaccination Expected from April

Myanmar plans to start providing COVID-19 vaccines to about 20 percent of its 54.4 million population in April under the global Covax affordable medicines program, according to health minister Dr. Myint Htwe. Myanmar on Dec. 7 submitted its request to the Covax program at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines […]