Myanmar to host conference on reproductive, sexual health, rights


Yangon, 30 June—Myanmar will host the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights next year in Nay Pyi Taw, the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association has announced.
The MMCWA, a national non-government organization, is coordinating the 23-26 February conference at Myanmar International Convention Centre II in cooperation with its partner agencies.
The event’s theme is ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means of promoting sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region, MMCWA officer Dr Daw May Malar said Monday.
The biennial conference brings together young people, civil society groups, the government and the private sector, as well as development partners from around the region.
The four-day event will focus on reviewing scientific and qualitative evidence, refining advocacy strategies, and generating concrete plans of action across the region, Dr Daw May Malar said.
“About 2,000 delegates from within the region and from other countries are expected to come to the event,” she said. “Currently, necessary preparations for successfully holding the conference are being made by the MMCWA.”
Myanmar is the eight host country after the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, China and Indonesia. The first conference was held in 2001 in Manila.
Further information is available online at—GNLM

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