Welcome Address

It is our great pleasure on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Sports to welcome you to the 47th Myanmar Health Research Congress to be held from 7-11 January 2019 at the Department of Medical Research, Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Health Research Congresses have been held since 1965. Over the years researchers, public health specialists, clinicians, pharmacologists, pathologists, microbiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists and many more experts from various fields have contributed their work at these research congresses. These events each year aim to present and provide evidence-based, applicable research findings to end-users to attain the highest quality in health care. They also serve as a platform for researchers both nationally and internationally to exchange updated scientific information, share innovative ideas and ignite new research collaborations.

The theme for the 47th MHRC will be “Ensure WASH; a global agenda to improve quality of life”. As the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 states, “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” is a tremendous task and will not be achieved by one actor alone. Ensuring WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) requires the hands of many stakeholders including policy makers, academia, health care professionals, developmental partners, governmental and non-governmental organizations to come together to close the gaps in WASH service delivery and to improve the quality of life globally.

This year’s agenda will include research paper presentations, poster presentations, symposia and scientific talk sessions by local as well as international scientists and researchers from diverse academic backgrounds and wide areas of scientific expertise. There will also be exhibition booths displayed for diagnostic and pharmaceutical products at this event. Your support and submission of research papers and posters for this congress are warmly welcome.

We hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing you all at the 47th Myanmar Health Research Congress!

The Organizing Committee

47th Myanmar Health Research Congress