Evolution of the health sector response to HIV in Myanmar: progress, challenges and the way forward
|Htun Nyunt Oo|
AbstractCritical building blocks for the response to HIV were made until 2012 despite a series of political, social and financial challenges. A rapid increase of HIV service coverage was observed from 2012 to 2015 through collaborative efforts of government and non-governmental organisations. Myanmar has adopted strategies to provide the right interventions to the right people in the right places to maximise impact and cost efficiency. In particular, the country is now using strategic information to classify areas into high-, medium and low-HIV burden and risk of new infections for geographical prioritisation – as HIV remains concentrated among key population (KP) groups in specific geographical areas.