Journal article

Matching action to need: an analysis of Global Burden of Disease 2017 and population health data to focus adolescent health policy and actions in Myanmar

Karly Cini, Phone Myint Win, Zay Yar Swe, Kyu Kyu Than, Thin Mar Win, Ye Win Aung, Aye Aye Myint, Nisaa R Wulan, Lia J Burns, Elissa C Kennedy, Kate L Francis, undefined Sanda, Su Mon Myat, Sithu Swe, Aung Ko Ko, undefined Yadanar, Margaret Hellard, Chad L Hughes, George C Patton, Ali H Mokdad Show all

Global Health Action | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021


Background: Myanmar is a country undergoing rapid transitions in health. Its national strategic policy for young people's health is being revised but there is a paucity of population data to inform local priorities and needs. Objective: In this paper we describe a comprehensive profile of adolescent health in Myanmar to focus policy and health actions. Methods: We used available primary data, and modelled estimates from the GBD 2017, to describe health outcomes (mortality and morbidity), health risks and determinants for adolescents in Myanmar between 1990-2017. A governance group of key stakeholders guided the framing of the study, interpretation of findings, and recommendations. Results: O..

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Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Australian NGO Cooperation Program funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Peter Azzopardi is supported by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#1145228). George Patton is supported by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (#1117873).