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UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response – Brief No 1

Approximately 400,000 people in 423 informal settlements find themselves at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Given the unique vulnerabilities of these settlements including high density, deficient access to water, and insecure tenure, UN-Habitat has engaged with community leaders and grassroots civil society organizations in five townships in Yangon to amplify efforts to combat

Supporting fever clinics and hospitals serving informal settlements

Fever clinics and public hospitals have been at the center of Myanmar’s public health efforts to combat COVID-19. Set up specifically in response to the threat of COVID-19, fever clinics work towards early identification of symptoms of COVID-19. At present, fever clinics operate in 17 townships in Yangon and have been the first port of