Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Right to Health in Myanmar


Summary of the submission
This submission aims to strengthen Myanmar’s efforts to reform healthcare system to achieve the UHC goals and fulfill right to health enshrined in international human rights instruments. As a member state of the United Nations (‘UN’), Myanmar government has obligations to fulfill the rights of its citizens set forth in international treaties for which it has ratified. Myanmar ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (‘ICESCR’) in 20171 and developed many plans to realize the provisions of ICESCR including providing quality healthcare to its citizens. Moreover, the Sustainable Development Goals2 (‘SDGs’) also emphasized on the achieving of UHC in its target 3.8 and therefore, Myanmar has an obligation to take part in the SDGs agenda to achieve UHC by 2030.

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