Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe attended the second annual Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development held at Yonsei University in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 14 to 15 February and arrived back to Yangon on 16 February.
After participating in the forum the Union Minister met separately with Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service of the Republic of Korea (HIRA) Chairman Mr. Kim Seung Taik, HIRA International Group Commissioner Mr. John Ryu, Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) Chairman Dr. Choo Moo Jin and Incheon Dental Association’s Patron Dr. Jong-Sung Lit and discussed cooperation in health sector.
Similarly the Union Minister met with Yonsei University Health System Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Professor Do-Heum Yong at Severance Hospital and discussed cooperation in raising health care works, sending scholarship students and study groups, research in medical universities, teaching of pre-graduate courses and higher courses and cooperation with Myanmar medical universities in conducting researches were discussed. After the discussion the Union Minister inspected the treatment services conducted in Severance Hospital.
On 17 February the Union Minister met with Professor Dr. Jack Rock of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America; Professor Dr. Philippe Schuchti of Bern University Hospital, Switzerland; officials from Neurosurgery departments of University of Medicine 1 and 2 at University of Medicine 1, Yangon to discuss development of neurosurgery, curriculum of new generation neurosurgeons, studying and practicing teaching and treatment systems and inspected the second ASEAN neurosurgery practical training program.
The training program was conducted by 23 professors and specialists from USA, Switzerland, Seoul Korea, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Viet Nam with modern medical equipment and curriculum. The training program was attended by 15 post graduates students from Cambodia, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam and 35 post graduates students from Myanmar.
(Translated by Zaw Min)