Essential Health Services Access Project (WB-P149960)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 14, 2014
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  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Apr 4, 2014

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Project Description

The Essential health Services Access Project of Myanmar has an objective to increase coverage of essential health services of adequate quality, with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health. The project would thus contribute to Myanmar's move towards UHC. It would also support a prompt and effective response to crises and emergencies. The project consists of three components. The first component strengthening Service Delivery at the Primary Health Care Level, focuses on channeling funds through MOH to the states/regions and townships (the latter in the form of health facility grants) for operational expenses or non-salary recurrent expenditures. 

According to the World Bank webpage, this project will support COVID 19 relief efforts in Myanmar.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Contact: Hnin Hnin Pyne
Title: Senior Human Development Specialist
Tel: 5274+308 / 9

Name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Contact: Nwe New Win
Title: Budget Director, Ministry of Finance and Revenue
Tel: 66-95-6741-0322

Implementing Agencies
Name: Ministry of Health
Contact: Dr. Kyaw Khaing
Title: Director
Tel: (95-67) 411-353


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