Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attended Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Board Retreat Meeting

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr.  Myint Htwe at the Vaccine Alliance Board Retreat Meeting in France.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe at the Vaccine Alliance Board Retreat Meeting in France.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Ministry of Health and Sports, Dr. Myint Htwe attended Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Board Retreat Meeting which was held at Evian-les Bains in France from 14 to 15 March and the Union Minister arrived back home on 17 March.
Ministers and officials from donor organisations Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Global Fund and World Bank attended the meeting.
The Gavi Board is an organization which is responsible for strategic direction and policy-making, oversees the operations of the Vaccine Alliance and monitors programme implementation.
At the meeting the Union Minister discussed provision of effective aids of vaccinations along with effective management to developing countries from the Gavi, the strategic thinking over 5-year plan of the Gavi to solve the difficulties and requirements from the developing countries. The Gavi Board has supported over USD 66 million to Myanmar in 2017. Similarly, Myanmar also supported funds for vaccination to Gavi in 2017-2018 Budget year. The Gavi has also planned to support USD 60 million as other health support apart from vaccination programme in (2018-2020).
In the evening of 16 March, the Union Minister met with Deputy Executive Director Mr. Vicente Yu and responsible officials at the office of the permanent representative in Geneva and discussed prevention of the hazardous microbes along with the agendas of Myanmar as a member of South Center, an intergovernmental organisation.
And then, the Union Minister met with the President of All Special Kids, Mrs. Joy Tong and discussed care for children suffering from cognitive development across the nations along with cooperation of government, children’s parents and stakeholders.—Myanmar News Agency

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