WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development


Myat Thandar


Tin Tin Kyaw


Naw Clara
Wai Wai Oo


To support WHO in strengthening quality of nursing and midwifery education.

To support WHO in strengthening quality of nursing and midwifery services.

To contribute to WHO in building capacity of nursing and midwifery workforce in responding to current health challenges.

To contribute to WHO in strengthening evidences and research in nursing and midwifery.


Incorporation of IPE into undergraduate health professional education program

In order to fulfill the center’s TOR to strengthen capacity of workforce, education, service and research, a series of training of trainers (TOT) workshops were held with faculty of the Universities of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Training Schools, and Clinical Instructors from the clinics. The TOT workshops focused on delivery of revised nursing curricula and new program (distance learning program for Bachelor of Nursing Science degree), and use of educational modules, materials including audio cassettes and clinical evaluation tools. 

The center also held workshop to evaluate the pilot interprofessional education program conducted in collaboration with the University of Medicine, and develop mechanisms to incorporate IPE in the undergraduate medical and allied health professional training programs. Over 150 participants from these institutes had attended. The joint IPE workshop was also held in collaboration with the Okayama University, Japan. Refresher Course on Long Term and Palliative Care of the Elderly Patients was also held. The center worked closely with the Myanmar Nurse Midwife Council for accreditation of nursing and midwifery training programs and institutions. 

The centre worked with other WHOCCs and nursing institutions like Hongkong Polytechnic University and Fudan University, Shanghai, China on “Service Learning Project” and “Capacity building of primary health care providers in SEANERN countries”. The director of the centre had also attended 12th Biennial Conference and Meetings of the Global Network of WHOCC in Cairne, Queensland, Australia, from 15th to 22nd July 2018, and the WHO Regional Meeting on Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health, New Delhi, India, 4th to 8th February, 2019.

    • Kyin-Khant-Neam, Khin-Mar-Cho, & Myo-Moh-Moh (2019). Relationship between nursing practice environment and professional autonomy. Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 13, 19-29
    • Honey-Oo, Somnuk Sakunhongsophon, & Sangthong Terathongkum, (2018). Factors Related to Health Behaviors in Persons with Hypertension, Myanmar. Makara J. Health Res., 22(3): 107-114. doi:10.7454/msk.v22i3.10018, index.php/health/issue/view/ 747
    • Lwe-Say-Paw-Hla, Kanaungnit, P., Doungrut, W. & Pisamai, O. (2018). Factors Influencing Adherence to Therapeutic Regimens among People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yangon, Myanmar. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 26(4): 262-280. doi: 10.25133/JPSSv26n4.019 view/110738/110220
    • Mon, M. K., Sriyuktasuth, A., & Saneha, C. (2018). Factors Predicting Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Myanmar. Journal of Nursing Science, 36(4), 18-27.
    • Phyu-Phyu-Thant-Zin-Win, Aye-Aye-Soe, Wit-Yee-Htoo (2019). Knowledge and attitude on cervical cancer among reproductive women in Hlaing Tharyar township. Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Journal. Vol 13, 1-10
    • Pyae-Pyae-Phyo, Nang-Voe-Phan, Aye-Nandar-Han, (2019). Nurses’ perception and barriers towards community health nursing practice at Township Public Health Departments. Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 13, 11-18
    • Sandar-Win, Marlar-Win, & Naing-Naing-Lin, (2019). Knowledge and practice of intensive care nurses regarding health care associated infections in Yangon General Hospital. Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 13, 30-41
    • Su-Su-Maw, (2018). Effectiveness of cognitive, developmental, and behavioural interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in preschool-aged children: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Heliyon, 4(9):e00763. doi: 10.1016/j. heliyon.2018.e00763.
    • Su-Su-Maw & Haga, C. (2019). Effect of a 2-hour interval between dinner and bedtime on glycated haemoglobin levels in middle-aged and elderly Japanese people: a longitudinal analysis of 3-year health check-up data, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, bmjnph-2018-000011. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2018-000011
    • Tin-Mar-Wai, Myint-Htay, Aye-Aye-Win, (2019). Impact of nurse to patient ratio on nurses’ job satisfaction and providing nursing care activities. Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 13, 42-50
    • Training of trainers on the use of educational modules for Bachelor of Nursing Science (Distance Learning Off-campus Bridge) program (Critical thinking, and Teaching and Learning Modules from 16th to 18th August 2018; Management of Critically ill patient, and Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning modules from 5th to 7th September 2018; Nursing Research, Nursing Leadership and Management, and Nursing Seminar Modules from 28th to 30th September 2018)
    • Workshop on incorporation of Interprofessional Education into the undergraduate nursing and medical programs from 29th to 31st January 2019
    • Workshop on Dissemination of the Use of Clinical Evaluation Tools in the Hospital Practice on 18th February 2019
    • Refresher Course on Long Term and Palliative Care of the Elderly Patients on 7th and 8th March 2019
    • Evaluation on implementation of interprofessional education program
    • Nursing Now event and Nursing Now Talkshow
    • Celebration of the Year of Nurses (2020)
    • Workshop on Self-Assessment Report (SAR) writing for accreditation
    • Workshop on Emergency and Disaster Management
    • As the University of Nursing (Yangon) is the leading and oldest nursing institution in Myanmar, it is in the position to lead the nursing and midwifery education in terms of developing the new programs, curricula, monitoring and evaluation process etc. Its faculty are the key resources, and they helped faculty of nursing training schools when competency and outcome based diploma program was introduced in 2018 by giving TOT on some subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pathology etc.
    • The university had also engaged with the Myanmar Nurse Midwife Council, the Myanmar Nurse Midwife Association and the Singapore Nursing Association, and other NGOs in conducting health talks and activities like “Health talk on power of wellness”, “Workshop on Tobacco Free Generation in Myanmar”, “Training on Safe Patient Handling”, “Management of Diabetes: Health care provider training for nurses”; “Information sharing on accreditation process to the private sector”; “Educational talk on Ethics and Professionalism”, and “Nursing Excellence on ECG and resuscitation”
    • We have also received Fulbright scholar, Associate Professor Weihua Zhang of Emory University, USA for 4 months to support postgraduate research studies.