Myint Htwe

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Union Minister of Health and Sports, Myanmar

Myint Htwe

Myint Htwe was appointed as Union Minister of Health and Sports by the new Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in April 2016. Minister Htwe is a public health professional with a long history of service in the health sector.

Minister Htwe has spent over 16 years with WHO, serving in a variety of roles in the South East Asia Regional Office, including Regional Advisor for Research and Policy Cooperation and Director for Programme Management. Before he joined WHO’s Regional Office, he was at the Ministry of Health, where he served as Chief of the Health Systems Research Unit and Chief of the International Health Division of the Minister’s Office.

Minister Htwe is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Myanmar Academy for Medical Sciences. He has held a number of key positions including Chair of the Preventive and Social Medicine Society of the Myanmar Medical Association, and Chair of the Ethics Review Committee of the Department of Medical Research at the Ministry of Health.

Minister Htwe has a medical degree and a Diploma in Preventive and Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Medicine (Myanmar), a Masters in Public Health from the University of the Philippines and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University (USA).

 

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