Myanmar and South Korea have been stepping up cooperation in the health sector including joint medical research.

Myanmar’s Yangon University of Pharmacy and South Korea’s Chung-Ang University have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the health sector.

Under the MoU signed in Yangon recently, the two universities will cooperate in detecting and treating diseases in regions and states in Myanmar and improve health education.

Myanmar and South Korea have been stepping up cooperation in the health sector including joint medical research, upgrading laboratories in Myanmar, sending health staff to South Korea for education.

South Korea has helped Myanmar build a laboratory for research on communicable diseases and the laboratory equipment were installed with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

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