The Concept of Equity

Traditionally, the healthcare allocation in Myanmar is based on the population size. For example, the healthcare budget is higher for Yangon compared to that of Chin, and it is pretty much understandable why it is decided to do so in the past (equality). But if we closely look at the data, the healthcare need of Chin State is higher than that of Yangon. For example, Infant Mortality is higher in Chin state compared to some well-to-do areas in Yangon. If so, some of the budget and resources must be allocated more for that sector in Chin state (need-based allocation of resources which is called equity.)

Published on 17 May 2021

Last Updated: 17 May 2021