Greater Mekong Subregion Health Security Project for Myanmar (Additional Financing)


Project 48118-002
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Type Loan
Sector Health
Country Myanmar
Start 2020
End 2023
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 32,170

Project Description

The additional financing project will support implementation of the government's Health Sector Contingency Plan for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additional financing expands the overall project scope to encompass a further 19 district and 12 township hospitals requiring immediate investment to upgrade clinical care, infection prevention and control, and human resource capacity for responding to COVID-19 and other emerging disease threats. These 31 hospitals are located across the country's 14 states and regions, with 24 hospitals strategically selected for their accessibility to ethnic populations. Activities under the additional financing, all of which fall within the scope of the ongoing project, will be consolidated and delivered under a new project output for efficiency in administration and monitoring.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Ongoing. The government of Myanmar requested $30 million for additional financing. The loan was approved by ADB in early October 2020 and will become effective in December 2020.


Contact 1
Contact Name Rikard Elfving, Senior Social Sector Specialist
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • Health system performance with regard to health security improved.
  • Regional cooperation and communicable disease control in border areas improved.
  • National disease surveillance and outbreak response systems strengthened.
  • Laboratory services and hospital infection prevention and control improved.
  • Emergency preparedness response capacity for COVID-19 strengthened.