Ministry of Health (Myanmar)

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Ministry of Health (Myanmar)
Ministry of Health, Burma.svg
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Health Department
DissolvedMay 25, 2016 (2016-05-25)
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Myanmar
Annual budgetUSD$ 18 million (2003)[1]
Minister responsible
Child agencies

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 Myanmar, including all of the medical schools. In 2016, President Htin Kyaw dissolved the Ministry of Sports (Myanmar) and organized it under the Ministry of Health.

On 25 May 2016, it was renamed to Ministry of Health and Sports (Myanmar).[2]


The Ministry of Health is divided into departments, each headed by a Director-General.[3]

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

List of heads[edit]


  • Hla Min (1943–45)[4]
  • Ba Gyan (1945–47)

AFPFL Government[edit]

Caretaker Government[edit]

Pyidaungsu Party Government[edit]

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)

Thein Sein 's Government[edit]

Htin Kyaw 's 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. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Ministry of Health website
  4. ^ 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.