Ministry of Health (Myanmar)

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Ministry of Health, Myanmar
ကျန်းမာရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန
Ministry of Health, Burma.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1947
Preceding agency
  • Health Department
Jurisdiction  Myanmar
Headquarters Naypyidaw
Annual budget USD$ 18 million (2003)[1]
Minister responsible
Child agencies
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Care
  • Department of Health Professional Resources Development and Management
  • Department of Traditional Medicine
  • Departments of Medical Research
  • Department of Food and Drug Administration
Website www.moh.gov.mm

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.

Departments[edit]

The Ministry of Health is divided into departments, each headed by a Director-General.[2]

  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Care
  • Department of Health Professional Resources Development and Management
  • Department of Medical Research
  • Department of Traditional Medicine
  • Department of Food and Drug Administration

Department of Health Professional Resources Development and Management is controlling body of following universities in 2014.

List of heads[edit]

Pre–Independence[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]

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

Current Government[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ Ministry of Health website
  3. ^ Khin Thet Htar, Mya Tu, Htay Htay Aye, Khin Khin Win (2003). WHO'S WHO IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN MYANMAR (PDF). Ministry of Health, Union of Myanmar.