Dr Than is a medical doctor with a double masters degree in tropical diseases and social science research.
A career teacher and researcher she specialises in maternal and child health, and young people’s health, research with emphasis on poor and vulnerable populations.
A three-time winner of the Best Paper award for Health Systems Research by the Ministry of Health in Myanmar, she has also been involved in more than 20 research projects as a principal investigator and has published more than 15 research articles.
Her main interest is to help poor and vulnerable populations through evidence-based policy research.
- Assessing the operational feasibility and acceptability of an inhalable formulation of oxytocin for improving community-based prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in Myanmar: a qualitative inquiry.
Than KK, Oliver V, Mohamed Y, La T, Lambert P, McIntosh M, Luchters S
BMJ Open. 2018 Oct; 8(10):e022140
- Knowledge, perception and practice towards oxytocin stability and quality: A qualitative study of stakeholders in three resource-limited countries.
Oliver VL, Lambert PA, Than KK, Mohamed Y, Luchters S, Verma S, Yadav R, Kumar V, Teklu AM, Tolera M, Minaye A, McIntosh MP
PLoS One. 2018 Sep; 13(9):e0203810
- The potential of task shifting selected maternal interventions to auxiliary midwives in Myanmar: a mixed-method study.
Than KK, Tin KN, La T, Thant KS, Myint T, Beeson JG, Luchters S, Morgan A
BMC Public Health. 2018 Jan; 18(1):99
- Determinants of knowledge of critical danger signs, safe childbirth and immediate newborn care practices among auxiliary midwives: a cross sectional survey in Myanmar.
Than KK, Morgan A, Pham MD, Beeson JG, Luchters S
BMJ Open. 2017 Jul; 7(6):e017180
- Prevention of postpartum haemorrhage by community-based auxiliary midwives in hard-to-reach areas of Myanmar: a qualitative inquiry into acceptability and feasibility of task shifting.
Than KK, Mohamed Y, Oliver V, Myint T, La T, Beeson JG, Luchters S
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 May; 17(1):146
- Barriers, Facilitators and Priorities for Implementation of WHO Maternal and Perinatal Health Guidelines in Four Lower-Income Countries: A GREAT Network Research Activity.
Vogel JP, Moore JE, Timmings C, Khan S, Khan DN, Defar A, Hadush A, Minwyelet Terefe M, Teshome L, Ba-Thike K, Than KK, Makuwani A, Mbaruku G, Mrisho M, Mugerwa KY, Puchalski Ritchie LM, Rashid S, Straus SE, Gülmezoglu AM
PLoS One. 2016 Nov; 11(11):e0160020
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