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Myanmar: Midwives and Nurses

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5966, tabled on 4 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide (1) financial assistance, and (2) other support, to nurses and midwives in Myanmar.

Answered on

18 February 2022

Protecting access to basic healthcare in Myanmar remains a UK priority, and we are continuing to provide life-saving service delivery. We are working closely with civil society, media and responsible business to help strengthen community resilience.

This year the FCDO is providing £49.4 million in aid to Myanmar. 70 percent of this is for health and humanitarian. The UK is providing £11 million for the Covid-19 and broader health response in Myanmar this year, which is now being delivered through the UN, civil society and ethnic health organisations. In addition, we have provided £18 million of humanitarian assistance since the coup to meet the needs of vulnerable communities.

We are building partnerships between UK health institutions and Myanmar's doctors and nurses, to help address the health workforce crisis following the coup. We are supporting Royal Colleagues and Cambridge Global Health to ensure Myanmar's doctors and nurses have access to web-based learning materials, helping medical professionals adapt to an innovative service delivery approach in light of the coup.