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Focus on adolescent health in Myanmar

Burnet Institute

03 May, 2019

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Image: Dr Peter Azzopardi address the adolescent health research workshop

Burnet Institute co-hosted a two-day adolescent research prioritisation workshop with the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sport in the nation’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw, on May 2-3.

Officially opened by the Director General of Public Health and Medial Services, the workshop brought together over 70 stakeholders to consider a research agenda for adolescent health in Myanmar.

Burnet Institute’s co-head of adolescent health, Dr Peter Azzopardi, provided a plenary session outlining key drivers of adolescent health need in Myanmar to inform where future efforts should be focused.

Burnet’s country representative, Dr Phone Myint Win highlighted just how important this meeting is.

“This is the first meeting to set priorities for adolescent health research in Myanmar,” Dr Phone said.

“It is exciting to see the broad engagement from the Ministry of Health and Sport, Ministry of Education, Department of Socal Welfare, INGOs, NGOs, UN agencies and youth advocates.

“This workshop will help ensure that adolescent health research efforts in Myanmar are aligned with need and integrated - it is exciting to see Burnet co-hosting this important workshop and providing key technical inputs.”

Fund out more about Burnet’s research projects in Myanmar.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Associate Professor Peter Azzopardi

Co-Head of Adolescent Health

Email

peter.azzopardi@burnet.edu.au

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