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Training on Non-communicable Diseases: Trends, Prevention and Control organized at University of Community Health, Magway

Two-day training on Non-communicable Diseases: Trends, Prevention and Control was organized at University of Community Health, Magway from 28th May to 29th May 2018 by HelpAge International’s Strengthening Public Health Capacity to Respond to Myanmar’s Disease Transition Project. The training was jointly supported by European Union and World Diabetes Foundation.  The objective of the training was to help in capacity building of UCH faculty, graduates and students for raising awareness on NCDs within broader health care system in rural area.

Opening remark was delivered by Prof Htin Zaw Soe, rector of University of Community Health, highlighting the burden of NCDs in Myanmar and the need to address this problem by public health approach. Then, Mr Godfred Paul, Country Director of HelpAge International Myanmar, explained about the objectives of the training.

This training was facilitated by two faculties, Dr Win Aye Hlaing, lecturer and Dr Moh Moh Kyi, assistant lecturer from University of Public Health. This two-day training covered overview of NCDs, Package of Essential NCD Interventions and health literacy in prevention and control of NCDs. This training was attended by 108 final year students from Bachelor of Community Health course. The participants also actively involved in group exercises on role of health literacy and advocacy plan in prevention and control of NCDs. The outstanding group awards were awarded by Rector of University of Community Health. The session was successfully concluded by Prof Htin Zaw Soe, Rector of University of Community Health’s closing remarks.