Overview of healthcare in Myanmar

Healthcare in Myanmar

With the opening of Myanmar’s economy, the healthcare sector has important difficulties to tackle to provide access to more and better services for a larger part of the population. In this transition, the country also presents very interesting opportunities for healthcare businesses and professionals.

Healthcare business in Myanmar

This first document proposes an analysis of the healthcare actors of Myanmar, especially insisting the challenges of the sector. It also presents the opportunities of the country and how to seize them.

For a more comfortable reading, it is quite suggested to open the report in full screen!

Understanding opportunity in Myanmar’s healthcare market – summary

Myanmar: a positive outlook – page 2

A young, but promising, healthcare market – page 3

  • Organized for outcomes – page 3
    1. The mix of public and private investment – page 3
    2. A vision of universal healthcare (UHC) and the growth of a consuming class – page 4
    3. Investments in high-need, high-impact therapy areas – page 4

Preparing for an uphill climb – page 5

  • Infrastructure – page 5
    • Points of care – page 5
    • Conditions – page 6
  • Talent pool – page 7
    • Corporate/commercial talent gaps – page 7
    • Healthcare practitioner talent gaps – page 7
  • Regulatory environment – page 8
  • Affordability – page 8

Playing to win – page 9

  1. Build a tailored portfolio – page 10
  2. Invest in people – page 10
  3. Cultivate a network – page 11

Summary – page 11

For more information on healthcare in the region, read also: “Overview of healthcare in Southeast Asia“.

The healthcare landscape of Myanmar

For more details on the healthcare sector in Myanmar, this second report, though from 2013, provides a great overview of the structures and challenges to improve people’s health in a context of rising demand.

For a more comfortable reading, it is quite suggested to open the report in full screen!

Healthcare actors of Myanmar – summary

  • Myanmar healthcare and economy – page 3
  • Myanmar government ministry of health structure – page 3
  • Myanmar healthcare facilities – page 4
  • Myanmar healthcare facility location by region – page 5
  • Myanmar traditional healthcare system – page 6
  • Myanmar private healthcare – page 6
  • Myanmar food and drug control – page 7
  • Health insurance in Myanmar – page 7
  • Myanmar opportunity sectors – page 7
  • Myanmar medical tourism – page 8
  • Myanmar healthcare statistics – page 9
  • Conclusion – page 10

Note: a census conducted in Myanmar in 2014 showed that its population amounted to 51.4 million and not 60 million as was previously estimated.

Reports from December 2015 by IMS Health and November 2013 by Ipsos Business Consulting

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