Policy Update

Japan to provide US$19 million to Myanmar for health and medical equipment

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced US$19 million (¥2 billion) in support to Myanmar for healthcare and medical equipment, in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes X-ray imaging equipment, ICU beds, patient monitors and more, which will help strengthen Myanmar’s healthcare system.

Given the globalization of goods, services, and supply chains, the Japanese government has stressed the importance of tackling COVID-19 collaboratively with partner countries. In particular, the Japanese government emphasized the need for supporting countries with weaker healthcare systems, not only for the partner nation’s public health but also to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 to other countries.

Press release – Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)