3DF Annual Reviews
3DF holds regular review meetings with its partners and major stakeholders to share the outcomes of the programme activities for the last year. In 2012, the Fund held a final review to review the whole 6 years of health impact on the country.
International and local NGOs and United Nations partner agencies are invited, together with senior representatives from the Ministry of Health and donor countries.
Three Diseases Fund final review and the launch of the Three Millennium Development Goals Fund.
The Chatrium hotel played host to the final review of 3DF and the launch of 3MDG fund on 25th and 26th September 2012. A marketplace was also held comprising of 35 3DF implementing partners.
The Minister of Health, Professor Dr Pe Thet Khin formally launched the new US$300 million mother and child health 3MDG fund with the Chair of the Board, Ms Veronique Lorenzo of the European Union. Both promised closer collaboration and cooperation while hoping to build upon the successes from the Three Diseases Fund.
A press briefing was held to announce the achievements of 3DF and 3MDG launch. 33 national journalists and 3 TV crews attended statements from two representatives from the two programmes' Boards, as well as Dr Saw Lwin, the Deputy Director General for Disease Control, a regional TB coordinator for the Myanmar Medical Association and a malaria and public health volunteer for World Concern.
The press release issued at the event quoted the independent Final Evaluation of 3DF, that the Fund was 'the single largest contributor to address the three diseases areas in Myanmar between 2007 and 2011'. A representative from 3DF's Board, Ms Shaanti Sekton of AusAID said, 'with the valuable efforts of our implementing partners, the fund has proved that it can work effectively in Myanmar to help improve and save the lives of thousands.' (Read the full statement)
Speaking of the new 3MDG Fund, Ms Lorenzo said, 'we know that maternal and child mortality is high in Myanmar and most deaths are preventable. That is why the majority of the expected US$300 million for the Fund will serve to improve delivery of essential healthcare for poor and vulnerable mothers and children.’
The National Disease Programmes presented the following presentations:
On behalf of the Community Based Organisations
Further information about the independent Final Evaluation of 3DF can be found at this link.