MoH UM participates in 2nd day of International Conference on Public Health & Diplomacy

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A Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister of the Ministry of Health Dr Thet Khaing Win, currently in Dhaka at the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh, continued to attend the International Conference on Public Health and Diplomacy held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Dhaka yesterday.
At the conference, participants exchanged their views on the cooperation of local countries and all international organizations to reduce the problem of antibiotic resistance in global epidemics such as COVID-19 with the One Health Approach, the cooperation between the relevant departments on the interrelationship of human health, animal health, and environmental health, and the collaborative matters between regional countries, government departments, and partner organizations relating to timely diagnosis, effective treatment, and patient referral issues regarding the increase in deaths due to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes in all countries.
Led by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Bangladesh, diplomats and scholars discussed interrelated issues of public health issues, challenges, and diplomacy, as well as issues that can further enhance diplomatic friendship between regional countries and neighbouring countries using health diplomacy.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister for Health attended the discussion on the Zinda Community-Based Health Clinic, which provides free medical treatment to rural people and is being implemented by the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh and planted memorial trees together with delegation leaders from respective countries on the clinic premises.
Then, officials explained the basic healthcare activities being carried out by the community in cooperation with the public, and the Union minister and representatives raised enquiries regarding their areas of interest. The Myanmar delegation, led by the Union Health Minister, arrived back in Yangon from Bangladesh in the afternoon. — MNA/CT

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