Ministry of Health (Burma)

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Ministry of Health, Myanmar
Ministry of Health, Burma.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1947
Preceding Agency Health Department
Jurisdiction  Burma
Headquarters Naypyidaw
Annual budget USD$ 18 million (2003)[1]
Minister responsible Than Aung, Dr
Child agencies Department of Health Planning
Department of Health
Department of Medical Science
Department of Traditional Medicine
Departments of Medical Research (Lower, Upper Myanmar)
National Health Committee

The Ministry of Health (Burmese: ကျန်းမာရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန, Burmese pronunciation: [tɕáɴmàjé wʊ̀ɴdʑí tʰàna̰]; abbreviated MOH) is a national government-run ministry administering health affairs and health care in Burma, including all of the medical schools.


The Ministry of Health is divided into departments, each headed by a Director-General.

  • Department of Health Planning
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Medical Science
  • Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar)
  • Department of Medical Research (Upper Myanmar)
  • Department of Traditional Medicine
  • Department of Food and Drug Administration

Department of Medical Science is controlling body of following universities in 2014.

List of heads[edit]


AFPFL Government[edit]

  • Aung Zan Wei
  • Khin Maung Lat
  • Sein Ban, Dr
  • Ba Saw
  • Hla Min

Caretaker Government[edit]

Pyidaungsu Party Government[edit]

  • Sultan Mamood (1960–62)

Revolutionary Council Government[edit]

  • Than Pe, Commodore (1962)
  • Hla Han, Col. (1964–74)

Burma Socialist Programme Party Government[edit]

  • Hla Han, Col. (1974)
  • Kyi Maung (1974–78)
  • Win Maung (1978–81)
  • Tun Wai (1981–88)

State Law and Order Restoration Council Government[edit]

  • Pe Thein, Col. (1988–93)
  • Than Nyunt, Vice-Adm. (1993–96)
  • Saw Tun (1996–97)

State Peace and Development Council Government[edit]

  • Ket Sein, Maj-Gen. (November 1997–November 2003)
  • Kyaw Myint, Dr. (November 2003–March 2011)

Current Government[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Beyrer C, Suwanvanichkij V, Mullany LC, et al. (October 2006). "Responding to AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and emerging infectious diseases in Burma: dilemmas of policy and practice". PLoS Med. 3 (10): e393. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0030393. PMC 1592343. PMID 17032061. 
  2. ^ Khin Thet Htar, Mya Tu, Htay Htay Aye, Khin Khin Win (2003). WHO'S WHO IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN MYANMAR. Ministry of Health, Union of Myanmar.