Dr Phone has had a long association with Burnet Institute Myanmar since 2007.
Appointed the Country Representative for the Myanmar Program in June 2013, Dr Phone is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
Previously, he was Program Coordinator with responsibility for overall management of Burnet Institute Myanmar’s programs.
He started his career as medical officer at public hospitals in district areas under the Ministry of Health, Myanmar after completing MBBS course from the University of Medicine 1 (formerly called Institute of Medicine 1) in Yangon.
His previous professional experiences included roles as the Business Unit Manager, GlaxoSmithKline and product manager in two multinational pharmaceuticals, Les Laboratoires Servier and GlaxoSmithKline.
Under a Humphrey Fellowship program granted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, he studied at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration, Syracuse University, New York State in 2011-2012. He completed his diploma course in Leadership of International and Non‐government Organizations.
- MBBS - University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar
- A study to improve the health and rights of Myanmar men who have sex with men
This research evaluated the effectiveness of ‘Link Up’ services, in men who have sex with men.
- Adolescent reproductive health in Myanmar: Formative research to support the delivery of life-skills education and hygiene improvements through monastic schools in Magway
A study into reproductive health education through the Monastic Education System in Magway.
- ANCP: Prevention and care for drug-resistant TB in Myanmar
Implementation and evaluation of a model of drug-resistant TB care to facilitate scale-up in Myanmar.
- Effectiveness of repellent on malaria incidence in SE Myanmar
A project to determine whether repellent delivered by volunteers will reduce malaria incidence.
- Enhancing education to reduce harms associated with drug use in Yangon, Myanmar
This project is supporting harm reduction and health care for people who inject drugs and who use drugs.
- Harm reduction among People who Inject Drugs in Myanmar
Aims to prevent the transmission of HIV among young people, students, migrant and transport workers.
- Ma Ma Oo - Maternal and Child Health Radio Series Myanmar
Establishing a health radio program for effective community messaging regarding maternal and child health.
- Malaria services for Myanmar's most hard to reach populations
Assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in isolated townships.
- Maternal Neonatal and Child Health support in Magway Region, Myanmar
Improved MCH services via support to Township Health Departments and community based interventions.
- MNCH support in Myanmar's Northern Shan State
This project involves Namhsam, Namtu and Manton townships.
- National TB Research Agenda Workshop for Myanmar: 4-5 September 2014
Burnet Institute supported the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) Myanmar to design and implement a national TB research agenda workshop to set the TB research priorities and road map for implementation for the next five years.
- Pathways to post abortion care in Myanmar
Understanding women's perspectives on accessing post-abortion care at public hospitals.
- Socioeconomic impact of HIV at household level in Myanmar
This study sought to gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic impact of HIV in Myanmar by looking at individual and community groups.
- Strengthening Monastic School Education in Myanmar
Building capacity and improving quality of the monastic school system via community involvement.
- WASH: Interventions for monastic schools in Myanmar
Evaluating the impact of a water, sanitation and hygiene program across three states of Myanmar.
- Working with men to address HIV in Myanmar
Reducing HIV-related risk, vulnerability and impact among men who have sex with men in Myanmar.
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