Investing in child health is crucial for nation’s health and socio-economic development and it can foster balanced the population dynamics. Child mortality is varied within and among the regions depends on the level of socio-economic development. Child mortality is a key indicator not only of child health but also the implementation of child survival interventions in Myanmar. Myanmar is geographically and socio-economically diverse country. There is emerging evidence that child mortality in Myanmar raising serious concern. The declining trend of child mortality has come to a halt and even begun to reverse direction. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the factors that have effect on child mortality, which can be modified by more effective intervention programs to uplift the health status of the children.
Much literature has long been established that child mortality reflects the impact of socio-economic and environmental circumstances where they are living in. Different socio-economic determinants lead to different child health outcomes. In order to achieve the objectives, this study will use secondary data drawn from recently 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census conducted by Department of Population. Advanced statistical analysis will be performed to identify socio-economic determinants influence on infant and under-five mortality among the regions and states of Myanmar. Moreover, it has planned to do multi-level mixed effect model on different level of individual-, household- and community-level socio-economic factors on child mortality in Myanmar. The results of this study attempts to fill the information gaps within and among the regions and their disparities by contributing a proper conceptual framework. The appropriate policy and programs intervention will be performed based on the findings for improving child health in Myanmar.
Moderator: Dr. Sutthida Chuanwan
November 25, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs. Room 109 (Srabua)