Deadlock over April factory shutdown plan as garment orders dry up

Labour unions want garment factories to suspend operations this month to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at workplaces, but most employers are resisting the idea because of uncertainty over how long the shutdown might last. By KYAW YE LYNN | FRONTIER “Imagine how bad the situation would be if one of us here was […]

Myanmar Told to Brace for Major COVID-19 Outbreak as Returning Migrant Among New Cases

YANGON—Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports warned on Sunday that the country is at very high risk of a “major outbreak” of COVID-19 as large numbers of migrant workers return from Thailand. Myanmar has confirmed a total of 10 cases of the disease. On late Sunday, Myanmar found two more COVID-19-positive patients in Yangon, including […]

Black market fills the gap as drug quotas create shortage of opioids

Low domestic production and strict controls on the import and distribution of opioid medicines has created a shortage of pain-killing drugs, forcing some to turn to the burgeoning black market for relief. A CALM and peaceful atmosphere prevails at the U Hla Tun Hospice, a palliative care facility in Yangon’s East Dagon Township where treatment […]

Invitation of Open Tender – Supply of Medical Equipments, Deadline: 28th November, 2019

THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SPORTS INVITATION TO OPEN TENDER Sealed tenders are invited by Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health and Sports for the supply of Medical Equipments in the (2019-2020) Budget year. Tender documents are available during office hours at the Procurement and Supplying Division, Department […]

Govt makes efforts to deal with rising health issue

With non-communicable diseases on the rise in Myanmar, the Ministry of Health and Sports is working to train more health care personnel to address the issue. A senior official says the ministry is on track to complete training of personnel in the World Health Organization’s Package of Essential Non-communicable Disease Interventions in 95 townships in […]

Japanese boost medical techs in Myanmar

The Ministry of Health and Sports has announced an initiative to boost local skills in medical engineering. The project, which is being implemented with the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will run through April 2023 at the University of Medical Technology, Yangon, according to a senior official of the university’s Human Resources […]

Invitation To Open Tender – Supply of Medical Equipments, Deadline: 21st August, 2019

Department of Medical Services Invitation To Open Tender Sealed tenders are invited by Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health and Sports for the supply of Medical Equipments in the (2018-2019) Budget year. Tender documents are available during office hours at the Procurement and Supplying Division, Department of Medical Services office No (4). Ministry of […]

Research data in joint Myanmar government-USAID project helps health planning

New analyses from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey have been released to help with the scaling up of health services in Myanmar. Professor Dr. Zaw Than Htun, Director General of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports and Teresa McGhie, Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) opened a day-long session during which […]

Lawmakers Urge Govt to Tackle High Cancer Rates

NAYPYITAW—The Lower House of Parliament on Thursday approved a proposal urging the Union government to take steps to reduce the prevalence of cancer in the country. Describing consumption of unhealthy foods as one of the leading causes of cancer in Myanmar, Lower House lawmaker U Kyaw Lwin Aung urged the government to take action in […]

Invitation for Open Tender, Ministry of Health and Sports, Deadline: 20th June, 2019

INVITATION TO OPEN TENDER Sealed tenders are invited by Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health and Sports for the supply of Medical Equipments to New Yangon Specialist Hospital in the (2018-2019) Budget year. Tender documents are available during office hours at the Procurement and Supplying Division, Department of Medical Services office No (4), Ministry […]