Department of Medical Research

No. 5, Ziwaka Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Date : 09.01.2017 - 13.01.2017


Title 45th Myanmar Health research Congress
Date January 9th – 13th 2017
Venue Department of Medical Research No.5, Ziwaka Road, Dagon Township, Yangon 11191
Host Organizer Department of Medical Research
Main Theme Improving the Nutrition Status and Reduction of Stunting in Myanmar Children
Programme Symposia, Scientific talk, Oral Presentations, Poster Session, Exhibition
Social Events Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner, Best Papers and Best Poster Awarding and Closing Ceremony
Official Language English (Some sessions are in both Myanmar and English)


Best Paper for Basic Research

Prize Paper Title Researcher
First Prize Effect of omeprazole on pharmacokinetics of metformin in healthy volunteers Ei Ei Aung, Khine Khine Lwin, Nu Nu Aye and Thein May Saw
Second Prize Hypoglycemic effect of Terminalia chebula Retz. (Phan-kha-thee) on diabetic albino rat Models Ei Pye Phyo Aung, Shin Hnaung Lwin, Nu Nu Aye and Khin Phyu Phyu
Third Prize Phylogenetic analysis of Myanmar human respiratory syncytial virus from under five children with acute respiratory infection admitted to Yangon Children Hospital Kay Thi Aye, Aung Zaw Latt, Theingi Win Myat, Sandar Aung, Wah Wah Aung, Ye Myint Kyaw, Hlaing Myat Thu and Kyaw Zin Thant

Best Paper for Applied Research

Prize Paper Title  Researcher
First Prize Comparison of clinical and virological characteristics among infants, children and adults with dengue infection during 2015 dengue outbreak Theingi Win Myat, Hlaing Myat Thu, Ye Myint Kyaw, Khin Saw Than, Hlaing Mya Win, Zaw Than Tun, Htin Lin, Win Kay Khine and Kyaw Zin Thant
Second Prize Rapid diagnosis of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (HR-HPV) genotypes using new Point of Care (POC) GeneXpert HPV Assay in cervical cancer patients Mu Mu Shwe, San San Myint, Yin Yin Soe, Khin Lay Kywe, Sandar Win, Lynn Pa Pa Aye, Htwe Htwe Nyunt, Win Maw Tun and Kyaw Zin Thant

Best Paper for Health Systems Research

Prize Paper Title Researcher
First Prize Mindfulness-integrated reproductive health package for adolescents with parental HIV infection: A group randomized-controlled trial Myo Myo Mon, Kyaw Min Htut, Htun Nyunt Oo, Wai Wai Myint, Lwin Lwin Ni, Aung Soe Min and Ni Ni Htay Aung
Second Prize Out of pocket expenditure on maternal and child health care services among rural households in a selected township, Myanmar Wai Wai Han, Saw Saw, Hla Myo Thway Einda, Nyi Nyi Zayar, Phyu Phyu Aye, Hnin Lae Yi Khaing and Myo Thurein Latt
Third Prize Factors influencing the choice of place of delivery and attendants in selected remote area of Myanmar Nay Chi Htet Htet Lin Aung, Hla Hla Win, Khaing Nwe Tin, Pa Pa Soe and Thae Maung Maung

Young Researcher Award

Research Paper Title Researcher
Basic Research Hepatoprotective effect of ethanolic extract of Andrographis paniculata Nees. (say-gha-gyi) leaves on paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats Ei Mon Mon Hlaing, Myint Myint Than, Khin Phyu Phyu and Nu Nu Aye
Health Systems Research Maternal, newborn and child health care practices among mothers from Paletwa Township in Southern Chin State, Myanmar Kyaw Thu Soe, Yadanar Aung and Kyaw Oo

Best Poster

Prize Poster Title Researcher
First Prize What does not make work and why?: Challenges and workers into health care systems in Myanmar Saw Saw, Wai Wai Han, Nyi Nyi Zayar, Lin Yadanar Ko, Pyae Sone Thar, Aye Thida, Myo Myo Mon and Theingi Myint
Second Prize Larvicidal and repellent properties of Citrus hystrix DC fruit (တောတ ှောကခ် ါးသီး) extracts against Aedes aegtpti mosquitoes Maung Maung Mya, Zar Zar Aung, Khin Phyu Phyu, Khine Khine Lwin, Chit That Nwe, Aye Win Oo,Than Myat Htay, Sein Thaung and Yan Naung Maung Maung
Third Prize Barriers to accessing harm reduction services by people who inject drugs in Kachin State: Experiences, perspectives and opinions Yin Thet Nu Oo, Aung Naing Soe, San Hone, Khin San Tint, Nanda Myo Aung Wan, Soe Moe Myat and Aye Win Khine
Third Prize Determination of monosodium glutamate content in different brands of chicken seasoning powder Nyein Chan Aung, Moe Kyaw Thu, Aung Win Htun, Moe Kyaw and Tin Maung Hlaing


Department/Organization/Universities No.
Department of Medical Research, MOHS 318
Other Departments, MOHS 96
University of Public Health, MOHS 60
University of Medicine (1) with affiliated teaching hospitals, MOHS   159
University of Medicine (2) with affiliated teaching hospitals, MOHS   95
Other Medical and Medical Related Universities 99
UN Organizations 31
International participants (+10 countries) 54
Other Ministries 29