YANGON, Myanmar 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, Myanmar News Agency reported Sunday.

Under the MoU signed in Yangon Saturday, 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).

The KOICA has stationed in Myanmar since 1991 extending the technical expertise and equipment needed for social service organizations as well as training in related fields.

Moreover, Myanmar and South Korea have also been cooperating in occupational safety and health in Myanmar, which are done through workshops, research programs and technical exchange under a MoU signed between Myanmar’s Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, and Korea Occupational, Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA).

Source: NAM News News