Chair, Preventive & Social Medicine Society, Myanmar Medical Association
Chair, Ethics Review Committee, Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health
Executive Committee Member, Myanmar Academy of Medical Science
Vice - Chair, Liver Foundation, Yangon
WHO, Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, India (1994 to 2010)
Ministry of Health (MoH), Myanmar (1976 to 1994)
Professional work history in the MoH, Myanmar
1976 – 1979
Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medicine 1, Department of Health Manpower, MoH
1979 - 1981
Demonstrator, Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, Institute of Medicine 1, Department of Health Manpower, MoH
1981 - 1991
Malariologist/Epidemiologist, VBDC Programme Headquarters, Department of Health, MoH
1991 – 1992
Health Systems Research Unit in Charge, Department of Health, MoH
1992 – 1994
Chief - International Health Division, Minister’s Office, MoH
Professional work history in WHO-SEARO
1994 - 2000
Regional Adviser – Medical Research
2000 - 2002
Regional Adviser - Evidence for Health Policy
2002 - 2004
Coordinator - Regional Director’s Office & Liaison with WHO country offices
Chief - Internal Review & Technical Assessment, Regional Director’s Office
2006 – 2010
Director - Programme Management
(While serving as Director, Programme Management, the following activities, in collaboration with professional staff members of WHO, were carried out to provide effective support to Member Countries in their health development efforts.)
MBBS, Institute of Medicine (1), 1973
DP&TM, Diploma in Preventive & Tropical Medicine, Institute of Medicine (1), 1979 (passed with distinctions in Public Health Administration, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Environmental Health & Microbiology)
MPH, Institute of Public Health, University of the Philippines Systems, 1982
DrPH, (International Health), Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA, 1992
Construction and Comparison of Abridged Life Table of Extended Rangoon Population of 1963 and 1974, DP&TM dissertation, Institute of Medicine (1), Rangoon, Burma (1979)
The Barangay Health Workers Training Programme, MPH thesis, Institute of Public Health, Manila, Philippines (1982)
Stratification of Malarious Areas in the Union of Myanmar, DrPH thesis, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA (1992)
Coordinating, supervising, managing and giving overall technical and administrative guidance to health professionals working in various units and departments in WHO-SEARO on the following health programmes being implemented in countries of the South-East Asia Region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste):
Control of communicable diseases, including vector-borne diseases and zoonotic diseases and surveillance programmes.
Non-communicable and chronic diseases control programmes, including health promotion, tobacco control, accident and disability prevention and mental health promotion programmes.
Family and community health services including child and adolescent health, reproductive health, making pregnancy safer, nutrition, nursing and midwifery, immunization, research promotion and research management programmes.
Sustainable development and healthy environment, emergency and humanitarian assistance, occupational health, water sanitation and chemical safety programmes.
Health system development including primary health care promotion, human resources for health, gender and women’s health, patient safety, health information system, monitoring and evaluation of various public health programmes, essential and traditional medicine promotion and health system strengthening.
Directing, managing WHO biennial work plans to be carried out in countries of the South-East Asia Region in order to meet the needs of the Member Countries.
Overseeing conduct of consultations, workshops and training courses conducted by WHO in countries of South-East Asia Region.
Chairing and moderating technical sessions related to many technical subjects in many high-profile inter-country conferences and meetings.
Contributing technical inputs in the context of WHO technical programmes in policy development meetings such as Regional Committee sessions, Advisory Committee on Health Research meetings, and several technical meetings conducted at the regional and country level.
(from the book of Reflections of a Public Health Professional - Vol.1 by Dr. Myint Htwe)