Doctor Hla Htay

Senior Technical Manager


Dr. Hla Htay has been working with Burnet Institute Myanmar since 2006.

After his graduation from Institute of Medicine (1) in Yangon, Myanmar, he started his career to provide medical assistance to needy people in very remote areas of Mon and Karen States, specifically in the Thai-Burmese border region by working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Myanmar. He has risked his life for humanitarian assistance in such insecure and difficult-to-access villages.

He pursued further study for a Master of Public Health at Mahidol University, Thailand with a special focus on Primary Health Care in 2005.

After completing his further study, he joined Burnet Institute Myanmar. Dr Hla Htay plays pivotal roles in various technical and program management areas including HIV, TB, Malaria, Research and Organisation Development. He has extensive knowledge and understanding in working with highly stigmatised and discriminated people.

His current position is Senior Technical Manager and he oversees all the technical support for implementation of programs and projects.


  • Myanmar Organization Development Network
  • DU Working Group
  • Myanmar Positive Group (MPG)
  • Education Thematic Working Group (ETWG)
  • Yaung Zin Teacher Development Group
  • Myanmar Teacher Education Working Group (MTEWG)


  • Senior Technical Manager
  • Senior Technical Officer (Organisation Development)
  • Thematic Coordinator (Organisation Development)
  • Thematic Coordinator (Drugs and Society Team)
  • Project Officer (Centre for Harm Reduction)


  • MBBS, Institute of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar
  • MPH, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand


  • Crockett-Murphy Travel Award (2014-2015)

Projects (10)

Current (4)

  • Assessing the feasibility of an integrated HIV cascade of care surveillance system in Myanmar (ACCESS Myanmar)

  • Feasibility and Outcomes of the Public Sector Hepatitis C Treatment Program in Myanmar

  • Hepatitis C: Community Testing and Treatment (CT2)

  • Modelling hepatitis C virus elimination and control policies in Myanmar

Past (1)

  • Accelerating ART initiation among Infants (AAMI Study)

Publications (9)

2023 (1)

2022 (3)

2021 (3)

2020 (2)

News Articles (1)

2021 (1)