Sept. 5, 2016
PHINMA Education finally introduced PHINMA Training Center in Yangon, Myanmar – its first overseas venture in Southeast Asia in spreading the mission of making lives better through education.
In partnership with Victoria Hospital, one of Myanmar’s leading private hospitals, the PHINMA Training Center is established to provide affordable, customer-oriented healthcare education in a learner-centered environment. The Center offers courses on Child Caregiving, Elderly Caregiving, and Special Care Assistance.
Created to fulfill the professional needs of healthcare practitioners in Myanmar, the PHINMA Training Center also aims to “respond to the current shortage of healthcare professionals,” and “to create more job opportunities for the young people of Myanmar.”
Before its government’s current efforts in rebuilding its health system, Myanmar was ranked as the second lowest country in terms of overall health system performance by World Health Organization in its World Health Report 2000. This report presented the assessment on overall level and distribution of health in the populations, and the responsiveness and financing of health care services among 191 countries.
“I warmly welcome this training center since it is going to help the development of human resources essential in Myanmar’s healthcare sector. It is true that the government is producing necessary human resources, yet there are still insufficient numbers in public hospitals and clinics. That is why, this is a very good news to the sector. It is very important that all the graduates are efficient, competent and internationally recognized,” Daw Pan Thinzar Myo expressed at the inauguration. Daw Pan Thinzar Myo, Yangon’s Minister on Kayin Ethnic Affairs, served as the guest speaker in the event.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony during its inauguration on August 16, 2016 was led by PHINMA President & CEO Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr., PHINMA Education President Chito B. Salazar, Daw Pan Thinzar Myo, and Victoria Hospital Chairman U Zaw Win Shein. Also in attendance were PHINMA Execom Chairman Oscar J. Hilado, Philippine Ambassador to Myanmar Alex Chua, PHINMA Education Board Member Datu Timothy Ong, and the Board of Directors from both parties.
The academic and practical course curricula of the PHINMA Training Center’s programs were carefully modelled from existing standards in PHINMA Education’s network of schools in the Philippines. The lessons will be delivered according to international standards.
Despite its already affordable fees at MMK 600,000 or US$ 500, the PHINMA Training Center is offering a discounted fee of MMK 420,000 or US$ 350 to private hospital employees and their dependents, and even a scholarship program for students from low-income families. Graduates of any of the Center’s 3-month course is given priority when applying at Victoria Hospital.
Located at Parkside One Building, 271-273, Bagayar St, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, the PHINMA Training Center is open to interested applicants who are at least 8th Standard passers or even non-matriculation passers, or those who have finished any degree or short course.
As one of the Philippines’ leading private network of schools with currently more than 50,000 students, PHINMA brings in its expertise in competitive and well-managed business enterprises through its diversified businesses in key industries that are essential in nation-building.
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