Progress in Myanmar will not continue without the active participation of its youth. Making up approximately one-third of the population, this demographic will be running the country in about 15 to 20 years and also represents a large bloc of voters right now. Winning elections, therefore, will require parties and candidates to win this youth vote, and winning the youth vote will require an understanding of this group’s voting behaviour and priorities.
The Ministry of Labour earlier this month signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Foundation to train Myanmar’s senior policymakers in boosting workforce development.
Self-help groups and organisations are needed to improve awareness of hepatitis diseases and boost prevention activities, liver specialists said at a ceremony to mark World Hepatitis Day 2012 at Yangon’s Nursing University.