National Non

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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

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Dr. Daw Khin Win Shwe,

Vice President of Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association administering

Polio Vaccine to an infant

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.

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Members of the Union Solidarity and

Development Association donating blood