THE MINISTRY of Health and Sports co-organizes a training course for data collection with the help of Data for Health Initiative supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The opening ceremony of five-day course for the first module of Data to Policy Training (2019-2020) was held at the Hotel Max in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe made an opening remark, saying the importance of accurate data with adequate information from various sources, including global organizations, for making health policy decisions.

Ms Mine Metitiri, the Deputy Director of Vital Strategies, extended greetings, and Dr Michael Washington, the Team Leader and Senior Health Economist, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, expressed words of thanks.

Experts from the Ministry of Health and Sports, US CDC and Vital Strategies will give lectures to the staff members of medical services, public health, hospital management, teaching and research of the ministry.

In the afternoon, the Union Minister received Director Dr Walter Schluter and party from the Global Immunization Division of US CDC at his office, and they discussed providing technical assistance to the ministry for controlling diseases, long and short term cooperation, research works of US CDC in Myanmar on preventable diseases, capacity-building for vaccination programmes of ethnic healthcare groups, infections and dangers of polio disease and cooperation with the ministry in knowledge dissemination programmes.



(Translated by Aung Khin)

Photo: MNA

Ref: The Global New Light of Myanmar