Vice-President U Myint Swe addresses 17th Anniversary of Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference

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Vice President U Myint Swe visits booth showcasing traditional medicine at 17th Anniversary Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference.

Vice-President U Myint Swe addressed the opening ceremony of the 17th anniversary of Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners’ conference held at the Myanmar International Convention Center 2 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, reminding attendees that Myanmar needs to keep up with ASEAN standards, as Myanmar traditional medicine has been included in the agenda under negotiation to enter the ASEAN economic circle.
“It is necessary to make an effort to keep up with pharmaceutical know-how, which pharmaceuticals work, how they are preserved and how to effectively use them. Simultaneously, it is urgently necessary to systematically research workable traditional medicines and know-how so that they can be proved effective and workable. With Myanmar traditional medicine, there are several important factors — revival of extinct Myanmar traditional medicines and pharmacy, eternal survival of the Myanmar traditional pharmacy and implementation of systematic research works on Myanmar traditional medicines so that Myanmar’s younger generations can be well educated on traditional medicine, up to reaching the level of standing tall in the midst of other countries. Today, the world’s health and medical realm rely more and more on herbal medicines rather than chemical drugs. Departments of traditional medicine are performing research work on Myanmar traditional medicines more than ever and modernising techniques by linking with foreign universities. It is of great importance to discover workable herbs in Myanmar, to systematically breed herbs and produce for utilisation and to develop production by the process of Good Manufacturing Practices.”
Afterward, Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister, read out a congratulatory message sent from the president to the 17th anniversary of Myanmar traditional practitioners’ conference. The Vice-President and party posed for documentary photos together with invited guests, inspecting the traditional medicine displays exhibited in the hall.
That evening, the Vice-President attended the dinner party held at the MICC 2.

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