A medical research training centre will open in Pyin Oo Lwin township in Mandalay Region next month to improve the skills of researchers and provide basic research training to students, a health ministry spokesman said.
The centre, which will be under the Department of Medical Research, is a collaboration of the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Ministry of Education, according to U Thar Tun Kyaw, permanent secretary of the health ministry.
The centre will provide training in research protocol writing, scientific writing, research design, and research methodology, he added.
The Department of Medical Research is one of seven departments under the Ministry of Health and Sports. Its goals are to improve health research by training researchers.
It also hopes to collect machinery and equipment and establish research methodologies, to explore national health problems and to explore preventive, diagnostic and treatment strategies.
It also aims to explore the facts and figures that will improve the nation’s health status, encourage health systems research, and explore the major health challenges posed by communicable and non-communicable diseases in Upper Myanmar.
For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Ministry of Health and Sports allocated K3 billion (US$1.98 million) to conduct and encourage medical research in the country and to promote a culture of research among medical professionals.
FROM : MYANMAR TIMES