Myanmar UK Health Alliance (MUKHA)

Myanmar and the UK share close links in the field of health education and training through the work of numerous organisations and partnerships. The MUKHA was born in October 2016 to enhance the coordination, collaboration and consistency of deliveries from Myanmar-UK partnerships.

Steering Committees

MUKHA operates under the guidance of the Myanmar Steering Committee and the UK Steering Committee.

The Myanmar Steering Committee is chaired by Permanent Secretary Professor Thet Khine Win and the UK Steering committee is chaired by Professor Ian Cumming,the ex-CEO of Health Education England and now he is the Chairman of the West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor of Global Healthcare Workforce and Strategy in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Keele University.

Two steering committees meet twice a year to ensure that work plans are aligned and working towards a shared vision.

The members of the Myanmar steering committee group are endorsed and selected by His Excellency, the Minister of Health and Sports.

Our Objectives

Our objectives for Myanmar UK Health Alliance


Collaboration

To encourage a closer collaboration between the Myanmar MoHS and the UK Partners, including Health Education England, the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Department for International Development (DFID), iNGOs, academic organisations and other health-related institutions in areas that are a priority for the Myanmar Ministery of Health and Sports and the UK Government.

Cooperation

To enhance the cooperation between the UK participants in helping Myanmar achieve compliance with the International Health Regulations as set by the World Health Organisation, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Engage

To engage Myanmar and UK based leaders to help shape the Alliance programme of work and ensure the sustainability of the model.

Benefits of the Alliance Model

We have three levels for Alliance Model


Ministerial level

Aligning of the priorities of the two countries will enable appropriate distribution of resources and effective deployment of capacity building programs across a wide spectrum of areas.

Organisational level

Better shared understanding of the activity of different UK partners will help reducing duplication and build a pool of expertise across organizations and partnerships. Closer collaboration and joint working will lead to more sustainable health partnership and academic work.

Individual level

Offering advice to individual volunteers on available funding and work, opportunities, as well as logistics such as visa requirements, and cultural aspects of international work.

Our Team

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Members of Myanmar Steering Committee of Myanmar UK Health Alliance