Development of Township Health Plans in Falam and Tedim Townships of Chin State, Myanmar

December 2013

Based on Primary Health Care approaches, the Ministry of Health (Myanmar) had formulated four yearly People’s Health Plans from 1978 to 1990, followed by the National Health Plans from 1991-1992 to 2006-2011. These plans have been formulated within the framework of National Development Plans for the corresponding period. The National Health Plan (2011-2016) in the same vein is to be formulated in relation to the fifth five-year National Development Plan. Regional and township Health Plans are developed under the guidance of these plans and of the National Health Policy (1993). For Falam and Tedim townships in Chin State in particular, there are no formal Township Health Plans except for summaries of activities relating to vertical programs led by various NGOs.