WHO/SEARO special support to health institutions in Myanmar

Dr Than Zaw Myint, Director General of Department of Medicial Sciences, Dr H.S.B. Tennakoon, WR Myanmar, and Rectors of Universities in Yangon viewing the monographs and periodicals presented by WHO/SEARO at University of Medicine 1, Yangon.

As per the guidance of Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, WHO/SEARO has provided special support to seven selected health institutions in Myanmar. The support included “Global Subscription Packages” for 2011 and 2012 for University of Medicine 1, Yangon, University of Medicine 2, Yangon, University of Medicine, Mandalay, University of Medicine, Magway, University of Public Health, Yangon, University of Community Health, Magway, and for the library of the Ministry of Health, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Each package consisted recent volumes of health related periodicals, WHO technical report series, books, CD-ROMs, etc.

On 29 February 2012, Dr H.S.B Tennakoon, WHO Representative to Myanmar, officially handed over the WHO “Global Subscription Packages” to Dr Than Zaw Myint, Director General, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Health in the conference room of the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. The handing over ceremony was also attended by the rectors of health related universities based in Yangon along with senior officials from the Department of Medical Sciences.

On behalf of the receiving universities, the Director General of Department of Medical Sciences, who is the overall administrative in-charge of fourteen health related universities in Myanmar, expressed words of appreciation and thanks to WHO not only for this contribution but also for overall cooperation in health development of Myanmar.