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Taking stock of Myanmar’s progress toward the health-related Millennium Development Goals: current roadblocks, paths ahead

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2013
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Title
Taking stock of Myanmar’s progress toward the health-related Millennium Development Goals: current roadblocks, paths ahead
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-9276-12-78
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Authors

Yu Saw, Khine Win, Laura Wen-Shuan Shiao, Moe Thandar, Rachel M Amiya, Akira Shibanuma, Soe Tun, Masamine Jimba

Abstract

Myanmar is a developing country with considerable humanitarian needs, rendering its pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) an especially high priority. Yet progress to date remains under-examined on key fronts. Particularly within the three health-related MDGs (MDGs 4, 5, and 6), the limited data reported point to patchy levels of achievement. This study was undertaken to provide an overview and assessment of Myanmar's progress toward the health-related MDGs, along with possible solutions for accelerating health-related development into 2015 and beyond. The review highlights off-track progress in the spheres of maternal and child health (MDGs 4 and 5). It also shows Myanmar's achievements toward MDG 6 targets--in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Such achievements are especially notable in that Myanmar has been receiving the lowest level of official development assistance among all of the least developed countries in Asia. However, to make similar progress in MDGs 4 and 5, Myanmar needs increased investment and commitment in health. Toward moving forward with the post-2015 development agenda, Myanmar's government also needs to take the lead in calling for attention from the World Health Organization and its global development partners to address the stagnation in health-related development progress within the country. In particular, Myanmar's government should invest greater efforts into health system strengthening to pave the road to universal health coverage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
United States 2 2%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 109 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 30%
Researcher 15 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 10%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Other 23 20%
Unknown 11 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 37%
Social Sciences 19 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 14%
Environmental Science 4 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 19 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 April 2020.
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#1,247,140
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Outputs from International Journal for Equity in Health
#185
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#20,552
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Equity in Health
#4
of 45 outputs
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