Dr. Nyan Win Myint

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

IANPHI U.S. Secretariat

Nyan Win Myint has worked more than fifteen years in public health sector in Myanmar which includes working at the university level, with the World Health Organization, and in the Ministry of Health. He graduated with a medical degree and master degree in public health from the University of Medicine 2, Yangon and also holds a PhD in tropical medicine from Mahidol University, Thailand.

Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in 2008 with severe devastating impacts on social, economy and health of population in Myanmar and he was actively participating in Emergency Response Operation Center at Yongon General Hospital. These experiences inspired him to take as public health professional in communicable diseases and public health emergencies preparedness and response and currently work as the Deputy Director (Epidemiology/IHR) for the Department of Public Health in Myanmar. His responsibilities include program management of disease surveillance and communicable disease outbreak response; public health emergency management of pandemic and emerging infectious diseases; focal person for international health regulations (IHR) and health securities issues; and the revision of communicable diseases law in Myanmar. He is also active with the establishment of Myanmar Centers for Diseases Control in cooperation with US CDC and other partners.

As a Humphrey Fellow, Nyan Win aspires to pursue and exchange professional knowledge and experiences to focus on epidemiology surveillance and response, global health, and public health emergency management in renowned public health institutions like US CDC and other health institutions in USA to help and lead the development of Myanmar CDC and health system for strengthening in Myanmar.

In the future, Nyan Win hopes to pursue leadership roles in these areas within national and international public health institutions.