The costs of hotel quarantine

As part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 governments around the world have insisted on quarantining COVID-19 positive patients and those returning from overseas – usually for 14 or 21 days, depending on the country and jurisdiction. Myanmar is no different. Since the first cases were detected in March infected patients and […]

Lien AID plans more clean water projects in remote rural Myanmar

Singapore’s Lien AID has been improving the health and well-being of remote communities in Asia by providing potable water and sanitation since 2006. The charity has been able to mobilise funds and technical skills to be able to deliver drinking water and sanitation services to 2800 villages, 270 schools and 50 health centres in Cambodia, […]

The entrance of 2 Innovative Agri-Mobile Apps in Myanmar

Agriculture is the largest sector of Myanmar’s economy – a 2015 survey by the Department of Labour found that it is the main job of more than 54% of the working population. Given that mobile phone penetration in Myanmar’s market is so high, it is now possible to transmit useful information to remote farmers. Input […]

Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16

The 2015-16 Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey (2015-16 MDHS) is the first Demographic and Health Survey to be conducted in Myanmar. The survey was implemented by the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), and data collection took place from December 7, 2015, to July 7, 2016. Funding was provided by the United States Agency for […]