More than a quarter of people who inject drugs in Myanmar are HIV positive, making outreach, prevention, care, and treatment efforts tailored to this population a high priority. ICAP is working with the Ministry of Health to reduce stigma and structural barriers in the health system through new policies and guidelines, and through supporting health workers with tools, training, and mentorship to provide patient-friendly, comprehensive care.
ICAP IN Myanmar
Key Technical Areas
- HIV prevention, care, and treatment
- PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Khin Nyein Chan, MD
Dr. Khin Nyein Chan is ICAP’s country representative in Myanmar. In this role, she leads the provision of technical assistance and implementation support to the Ministry of Health to strengthen health systems for HIV prevention, care and support at national, regional, district and the facility levels and support ART scale up and decentralization. She has over a decade of experience in public health and expertise in clinical operations and management of HIV and TB/MDRTB in resource limited setting. Previously, she worked with MSF in Myanmar as the medical coordinator of the country’s largest HIV treatment program. Dr. Chan has worked closely with National AIDS and TB programs in Myanmar, as well as WHO, UN agencies and INGO/NGO partners. She received her medical degree from University of Medicine (1) Yangon (Myanmar).