Following the first and second Myanmar Diaspora event in 2017 and January 2019, Health Education England (HEE) and the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) hosted a third full day event on 28th September 2019. The main objectives of the day were to provide an opportunity for individuals engaged in the Myanmar UK Health Alliance (MUKHA) and other members of the Burmese diaspora in the UK to network and receive updates on the progress of MUKHA and the recent partnership work. There were two groupwork sessions held to allow time for attendees to feed into the future of MUKHA including on what should be improved and implemented to better serve engaged diaspora and partners in Myanmar.
This meeting brought together 53 participants from universities and health facilities across Myanmar, the Ministry of Health and Sports, professional associations and councils, DFID, and diaspora from the UK. The opening speech was given by Professor Ged Byrne, Director of Global Engagement, Health Education England and followed by afternoon session with Diaspora engagement in Myanmar Healthcare Workshop.