National Non-Governmental Organizations
– Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association
– Myanmar Red Cross Society
– Myanmar Medical Association (MMA)
– Myanmar Dental Association (MDA)
– Myanmar Nurses Association (MNA)
– Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA)
– Myanmar Health Assistant Association
– Myanmar Council of Churches
– Myanmar Anti-narcotic Association
Other ministries related to health are also
working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health for health development.
This collaboration is coordinated and strengthened by the National Health
To elaborate a few, the Ministry of Information is an indispensable partner
in disseminating health information and education. Similarly, Ministry of
Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Progress of
Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs and Ministry of Mines
are key partners of the Ministry of Health in providing promotive and
preventive health services to the people.
In Partnership with UNICEF and technical input
form the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education has embarked on the
“School Based Healthy Living and AIDS Prevention Education” (SHAPE)
programme at (50) townships covering more than four thousand schools, as a
curriculum in fourth to ninth graders of basic education schools.
Ministry of Agriculture and irrigation,
Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development
Affairs together with the Ministry of Health are working together in
provision of Safe Water to the Community. Active co-operation of Ministry of
Mines had made universal ionization of salt possible.
In the past, it was accepted that health care
provision was the responsibility of the government. With the philosophical
changes in the economic policy, alternative health care financing schemes are
being given serious consideration and the private sector is also being
Being aware of the indispensable roles of the
professionals in health development the Government has formed the Myanmar
Academy of Medical Sciences just recently, with the membership of experienced
health professional both in-service and retired. The objectives are to
strengthen health services and health research activities and to ensure that
production of human resources of health and continuous education of them are
up to the international standard.
Ac knowledge the importance of pharmaceutical
firms and medical equipment company in provision of medical care and
following the guidance of the state leader in this matter, Myanmar,
Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Entrepreneurs Association was formed by
the state in 1999. Formation of this association would contribute to the
successful implementation of health care activities, and will ensure that
manufacturing, importing and distribution of drugs and medical equipments are
accordance with the National Drug Law.