12th December 2020, Saturday
MUKHA first virtual event was held on the 12th December 2020. Permanent Secretary of the MoHS and Chair of MUKHA, Dr. Thet Khaing Win gave an opening speech. The objectives of the event were;
- To increase the visibility of the Alliance and raise awareness about its offering
- To engage Burmese diaspora to better understand their priorities and ability to lead/ champion health partnership work in the UK
- To encourage and stimulate ongoing and further engagement from UK partners
- To stimulate linkages and learning across the range of organisations already, or likely to be, engaging in health partnership work in Myanmar
The event included two parts. The first part was started off by presentations from Health Education England (HEE), the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Brighter Future Foundation (BFF) and the thematic working groups’ presentations (Medical Education, Laboratory, Nursing and GP groups). The second part was focus group discussions for the future of MUKHA by Zoom breakout room sessions. Then the event was closed by discussion and closing remarks of Professor Ian Cumming, co-chair of MUKHA.