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PA 11-4-2716 Revitalization of the injury surveillance in myanmar, what made it work?
  1. Chamaiparn Santikarn1,
  2. Aye Moe Moe Lwin2
  1. 1WHO Office for Myanmar
  2. 2University of Public Health, Yangon, Myanmar


Myanmar injury surveillance was piloted in 2003. In 2005, it was started at national level as a survey in 27 state/division hospital, but could not sustain. In 2009, a sentinel injury surveillance system was established in the form of modified trauma registry- cum- injury surveillance in 5 sentinel hospitals. The national report 2010–2013 was documented, and disseminated to all concerned. The system became 1 among the only 2 national system sustained in SEA Region. In 2014, a re-training on ICD 10 Chapter 20, revision of the modified trauma registry form was conducted for sentinel hospitals. In 2015 most sentinel hospitals could not submit the data. A revitalization of the system was conducted by MOHS and WHO in 2016. Scope of IS objectives, data sources, flow, responsibilities and utilization was broaden to facilitate the hospital trauma care and prevention. The central injury surveillance coordinating team was assigned at the University of Public health for training, supervising the sentinel hospital staff, analysing all existing data related and disseminating the IS information to all stake holders. In spited of the limited resources, certain important processes/action were conducted by the central coordinating centre, MOHS, and WHO country office to enhance, empower, providing feedback and recognition to the sentinel hospitals and make the system visible in the country. By the end of 2017, The system has disseminated the 6 months and 12 month IS reports in 20, of which revealing priority injury causes, which are RTI, Drowning, Accidental falls, self- harm and assaults and elucidated the urgent need for in improving acute trauma care access and quality. At present, it is the only system in Myanmar that can provide such information with timeliness at the national level.

The limitation and success factors were identified and will be presented in the conference.

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