November 17, 2017

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye meets World Bank Senior Health Specialist

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye meets World Bank Senior Health Specialist Daw Hnin Hnin Paing yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received World Bank Senior Health Specialist Daw Hnin Hnin Paing  yesterday morning in his ministry.
During the meeting, the implementation of two of the four direct cash support programmes included in the eight programmes of the Myanmar National Social Protection Strategic Plan was discussed. Cash transfers for pregnant women and children up to the age of 2 and social pensions for those 90 and above were implemented while the remaining two were child allowance for children aged 3 to 5 and cash transfers for persons with disabilities.
Another programme, a nutrition programme for schoolchildren, was discussed as an important social protection. Also discussed were the status of discussion with the World Bank on utilising US$100 million in support with which the work process of providing sufficient nutrition in Myanmar is to be conducted, and a World Bank offer of assistance in information and communications technology (ICT) programmes conducted with the ministry’s fund for the work process and coordinating with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on establishing a proper system to provide sufficient nutrition in Myanmar.—Myanmar News Agency

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