Training on qualitative methods in health research open in PyinOoLwin

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe delivers the speech at the training workshop on Qualitative Methods in Health Research in PyinOoLwin yesterday. Photo: MNA

A Training Workshop on Qualitative Methods in Health Research (1/2020) was opened at the Department of Medical Research-DMR (PyinOoLwin Branch)’s Research Capacity Strengthening Training Centre yesterday.
At the opening ceremony, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe said conducting research projects can not only improve the entire health care system’s capacity and effectiveness but also assist the nation’s development.
Skills of the individual staff from the ministry can be improved by doing research, the Union Minister said.
He expressed thanks to the officials from the Department of Medical Research for their arrangements for reopening of capacity building courses on research, which were suspended due to COVID-19.
The health research training workshop was organized for various health care professionals including medical superintendents, doctors, nurses, health assistants, medical experts and pharmacists.
At the Research Capacity Strengthening Training Centre, the ministry was organizing training workshops on health research for not only master’s and doctoral students but also anyone who are interested in research from the ministry.
The present training workshop on qualitative methods in health research is very helpful for the ministry, as it includes lectures, interactive discussions, group works and field research, analysis of research data, and other activities.
The ministry, with the aim of promoting better research culture, allocated K 6,000 million for research fund from 2016 to 2019-2020 FY and planned to grant K 3,000 million of research fund during 2020-21 FY.
By effectively using the budgets, the ministry’s officials and staff are urged to conduct more applied research projects that can promote health care system and for the effectiveness of combatting diseases, solving health problems, and betterment of policies, he added.
The health resources can be saved and the ministry’s works can be successful by drawing up plans and allocating budgets and resources that based on research findings.
He also urged the officials to conduct online capacity building courses with the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Lectures videos of the ministry’s trainings and universities including the training workshop will be posted on the related departments and universities’ websites and social media.
The betterment of the trainings must be implemented by seeking trainees’ opinions on the final days of the courses, he added.
PyinOoLwin Township Hluttaw representative Dr Aung Khin expressed thanks for the training workshop, and Director-General of Medical Research Department Professor Dr Zaw Than Tun made remarks.
Deputy Director-General of Department of Medical Research (Pyin Oo Lwin Branch) Dr Saw Saw explained the matters related to the course.
The Union Minister and party also visited the medical research department’s library.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister inspected the place where a new two-storey building for Research Capacity Strengthening Training Centre will be constructed.
The Union Minister also attended the stake-driving ceremony for an eight-storey building at the Mandalay General Hospital.
The eight-storey building for Hepatology (Liver) Department being constructed with the use of K 1,200 million was donated by Thurein Kyaw Soe Win Company, and the company’s owner U Kyaw Win and Daw Khin Htwe from Mandalay.
The building’s stake-driving ceremony was attended by the Union Minister, Mandalay Mayor Dr Ye Lwin, Director-General of Public Health and Medical Services Department Dr Soe Oo, donor U Kyaw Win and family, and officials.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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