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Title: Breastfeeding Promotion and Protection for Maternal, Infant and Childhood Health and Nutrition in Myanmar
Date of publication: 26 August 2015
Description/subject: "The Government of Myanmar has demonstrated their interest and commitment to promoting and protecting breast feeding and to improve Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Nutrition with the launching of Scaling Up Nutrition(SUN) Movement in 2013 and the adoption of a new Food Law “The Order of Marketing of Formulated Food for infant and Young Child” (OMFFIYC) in 2014. The SUN Movement is a global movement founded on the principle that all people have a right to food and good nutrition and it unites people from government, civil society, United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers in a collective effort to improve nutrition and eradicate malnutrition. In February, 2014, the SUN Movement partnered with the Civil Society Alliance (CSA), a sectorial network of NGO’s and CBO’s, for addressing food security and nutrition and to confirm active engagement of executive level political leadership. With of the adoption of the new National Food Law (OMFFIYC), the Government of Myanmar is striving: (1) to support and protect breastfeeding for infants and young children (2) to ensure appropriate use of breast-­‐milk substitutes, if necessary and to introduce proper complementary foods at the right time to infants and (3) to publish correct and adequate information and to monitor the marketing of formulated breast milk substitutes and complementary foods.".....Paper delivered at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015.
Author/creator: Thelma Tun Thein
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015
Format/size: pdf (128K)
Alternate URLs: http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th/web/Burma/home.php#
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2015


Title: Myanmar: Monitoring the situation of children and women
Date of publication: October 2011
Description/subject: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009-2010.....Contents: Summary Table of Findings i Contents iii List of Tables v List of Figures vii List of Abbreviations viii Acknowledgements ix Executive Summary xi I. Introduction 1 Background 1 Survey Objectives 3 II. Sample and Survey Methodology 4 Sample Design 4 Questionnaires 4 Training and Fieldwork 5 Data Processing 7 III. Sample Coverage and the Characteristics of Households and Respondents 8 Sample Coverage 8 Characteristics of Households 8 Characteristics of Respondents 10 IV. Child Mortality 11 V. Nutrition 14 Nutritional Status 14 Breastfeeding 16 Vitamin A Supplements 20 Low Birth Weight 21 VI. Child Health 24 Immunization 24 Tetanus Toxoid 26 Oral Rehydration Treatment 27 Care Seeking and Antibiotic Treatment of Pneumonia 29 Solid Fuel Use 31 VII. Environment 32 Water and Sanitation 32 VIII. Reproductive Health 36 Contraception 36 Antenatal Care 36 Assistance at Delivery 38 Myanmar Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009 - 2010 iv IX. Child Development 40 X. Education 42 Pre-School Attendance and School Readiness 42 Primary and Secondary School Participation 43 Young Female Literacy 47 XI. Child Protection 48 Birth Registration 48 Early Marriage 49 Orphans and Children's Living Arrangements 50 XII. HIV/AIDS 52 Knowledge of HIV Transmission 52 List of References 56 Appendix A. Sample Design 124 Appendix B. List of Personnel Involved in the Survey 130 Appendix C. Estimates of Sampling Errors 134 Appendix D. Data Quality Tables 176 Appendix E. MICS Indicators: Numerators and Denominators 183 Appendix F. Questionnaires
Source/publisher: Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development; Ministry of Health; United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 December 2013