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The 1st Healthcare Administration Symposium of the Young Leaders' Program: Health Care in Myanmar was held on June 19th.

The Young Leaders' Program (YLP) Healthcare Administration Course (Graduate School of Medicine Master's Course ) was begun in 2003, and is currently welcoming its 12th generation. The Transnational Doctoral Programs for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries was begun at Nagoya University in October of last year, with two graduates of the YLP entering the Graduate School of Medicine through it as doctoral candidates. With these two new students coming to Japan for necessary coursework, the 1st Healthcare Administration Symposium of the Young Leaders' Program was accordingly held on June 19th, 2015 at the Tsurumai Campus's Kakuyu Alumni Hall.

The theme of this first symposium was Health Care in Myanmar, with much discussion regarding the current state of health care in Myanmar, and the framework of support to developing countries. The session was opened by a talk from Dr. Michinari Hamaguchi, former President of Nagoya University, entitled "From Nagoya Daigaku to Nagoya University."

In Session 1: The Present and the Future, Dr. Nang Mie Mie Htun (12th generation YLP participant, officer of the Myanmar Ministry of Health) presented on the organizational structure of the Ministry of Health, the number of health care facilities, and the proportion of disease; Dr. Su Myat Cho (research student in Healthcare Administration, Myanmar physician) presented on the educational system of health care workers; Dr. Nyi Nyi Latt (3rd generation YLP participant, former assistant to the Minister of Health) presented on recent changes in the Ministry of Health and approaches to the health care system; and Dr. Saw Yu Mon (faculty in the Nagoya University School of Health Sciences) presented on Myanmar's progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6.

In Session 2: Support from Japan and the World, Professor Emeritus Katsuki Ito (first professor of the YLP) presented on the necessary philosophy for the mission and support of the YLP; Professor Fumio Isoda (Director, Asian Satellite Campuses Institute) presented on Nagoya University's approach to support for Asia; Professor Yukihide Katsuta (Designated Professor, Program for Leading Graduate Schools "Ph.D. Professionals") presented on the framework of JICA's support to developing countries; and Dr. Indermohan Narula (Team Leader, Global Fund, Mongolia, Local Fund Agent) explained a framework for evaluating the support of international support organizations. Both sessions involved lively discussion from the audience, to the point that they went over time. Finally, Dr. Masahide Takahashi, Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine , closed the session after introducing how the Graduate School of Medicine is looking to provide support to Asia.

Concurrent with the next visit to Japan by the participants in the Transnational Doctoral Programs for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries, the 2nd Healthcare Administration Symposium, "Health Care in Lao PDR" is scheduled to be held in December of this year.