Project profile — Access to Health Fund in Myanmar


UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services (41502)
2022-03-29 - 2027-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (35.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (30.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The Access to Health Fund (A2H) is a multi-donor program managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The Fund contributes to increasing access to better and more relevant health services for vulnerable populations, strengthening health systems, and increasing social cohesion in conflict-affected areas in Myanmar through a gender-sensitive and rights-based approach. Canada’s contribution to the Fund strengthens its focus on gender equality, especially as it relates to sexual health and reproductive rights, with a strong emphasis on supporting local voices and partners, including women-led and women’s rights organizations. Project activities include: (1) providing family planning and uptake of contraceptives; (2) providing post-abortion care; (3) providing cervical cancer screening and treatment; (4) establishing gender based violence (GBV) prevention activities and referral for GBV survivors; (5) developing awareness-raising and comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents, young people, and people over 25; and (6) awarding maternal, newborn and child health services within integrated grants, including ante- and post-natal care, skilled birth attendance, nutrition and health education. Activities focus on conflict-affected areas in the prioritized states for the Fund, which are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan and Yangon due to high unmet need.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) tackled the root causes of inequality through the promotion of rights, advocacy and empowerment; (2) increased the inclusions of LGBTQIA+ in sexual and reproductive health rights programming; (3) improved sexual and reproductive health and rights education and support for young people; and (4) filled critical service delivery gaps in meeting women’s health needs.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) provided essential health services to 1,091,052 vulnerable people in 153 townships in Myanmar; (2) supported emergency referrals for 59,433 people (36,814 women, 22,619 children); (3) 95,112 people participated in specific gender and gender-based violence prevention and response awareness sessions; (4) provided organizational capacity building for 23 ethnic health organizations and ethnic community based health organizations; (5) screened 442,260 children under-five for malnutrition, and treated 152,535 children for diarrhea (116,506) and pneumonia (35,029); (6) screened 13,170 women for cervical cancer; (7) provided care for 2,226 post-abortion cases; (7) trained 61 service providers on LGBTQIA+ friendly service; and (9) provided sexual and reproductive health and rights’ awareness sessions to 379,273 young people.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to multi-donor/multi-entity funding mechanisms
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