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UK Health Partnerships for Myanmar

Since the military coup on 1st February 2021, we have seen a rapid and complex deterioration in Myanmar’s health system, with immense disruption to healthcare access.

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In the 2 years that have followed the country’s coup, at least

704 attacks & threats

against health workers and health infrastructure were perpetrated.

Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1st February 2021, health professionals involved in Health Partnerships between the UK and Myanmar have come together to support colleagues on the frontline of the response.

Guided by the principles of medical neutrality, more than 50 organisations are involved in activities across four areas:

medical education and quality improvement, communications, advocacy, fundraising


  • Delivered online training to over 3,500 health professionals.
  • Set up a clinical guidance website for Myanmar health workers which has attracted more than 24,000 users.
  • Developed a pilot Telemedicine programme led by Myanmar technicians and healthcare professionals, reaching over 8,000 patients.
  • Supported the continuation of medical education for 1,000 junior doctors.
  • Coordinated the development of an online medical school undergraduate degree curriculum.
  • Delivered virtual workshops on well-being, leadership, clinical analysis and emergency treatment for over 3,500 nurses and midwives across Myanmar.
  • Supported over 600 GPs in 50 Townships across Myanmar, including training for over 90 GPs to host final-year medical students, allowing them to gain practical experience in patient care and Covid-19 response training.
  • Provided and assessed certificated packages for nurses and midwives, with 3,500 applications to-date, involving 40+ Myanmar nurse tutors.
"The Health Partnership community in the UK has remained resolute in its commitment to their colleagues in Myanmar. Providing emergency trauma training, continuing vital education programmes and advocating for their safety and protection in this desperate time"

Dr Thinn Thinn Hlaing, Myanmar Country Director, THET

Our collective efforts were acknowledged by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.