Vice President U Myint Swe attends traditional medicine practitioners’ conference

Vice President U Myint Swe addresses the work committees for organizing the18th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference  on 21 December 2017.  Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe addresses the work committees for organizing the18th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference on 21 December 2017.  Photo: MNA

The work committees for organizing the18th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference met yesterday at the Ministry of Health and Sports, at which organizing committee patron Vice President U Myint Swe urged all to participate.
In his speech to the committee yesterday, U Myint Swe said the conferences had been held successfully for 17 years not only because of the Ministry of Health and Sports but also related ministries who have cooperated.
“As such, all are urged to cooperate as they always have in this 18th conference”, Vice President U Myint Swe said.
The 18th traditional medicine practitioners’ conference is being held with four aims: all-round development of the Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners community and increasing the quality of Myanmar traditional medicine; raising the ethics and dignity of Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners; to provide more public health protection through Myanmar traditional medicine; and development of Myanmar traditional medicine to better and improve Myanmar traditional medicine. This year’s Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners’ conference will be held as in past years on 12 January and will be attended by Hluttaw representatives, representatives of ministries, traditional medicine council members, members of traditional medicine advisory groups, traditional medicine producers association members, representatives of local non-governmental organizations, and about 400 states and regions conference delegates. The organizing committee needs to work together with sub-committees systematically for the success of the conference. Although much experience has been gained from the past conferences, all need to strive hard so that nothing is missing, said the Vice President.
Organizing committee chairman and Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe explained about the works conducted so far to achieve good results from the conference.
Organizing committee secretary and Ministry of Health and Sports Permanent Secretary Professor Dr. Thet Khaing Win and joint secretary Department of Traditional Medicine Director General Dr. Daw Yi Yi Myint reported on the status of completed works and attendees provided discussions and suggestions.
The traditional medicine practitioners’ conference organizing committee was set up by the President’s Office on 7 December 2017 with six members, including the Vice President, who were assigned six duties. In order to conduct the assigned works successfully, a work committee and nine sub-committees were formed. Starting in 2000, the conference has been held six times in Yangon and 11 times in Nay Pyi Taw. —Myanmar News Agency

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