Moe Moe Aye graduated from the James P. Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh, in 2016. She undertook a Master’s in Public Health, and earned a distinction.
Moe Moe Aye is passionate about public health administration, and recognises the big deficiencies in Myanmar’s system. Throughout her course, an emphasis was put on international study, and she was able to critically engage with scholars from a broad range of backgrounds, and learn from a huge range of experiences.
“I have studied the health systems of different countries, from all around the world. One of the strengths of the course is there are international students from ten countries so I have learned different perceptions.”
As well as the opportunity to gain this unique global perspective, and discover how health care works in many countries around the world, Moe Moe Aye was also involved in a variety of voluntary projects including food distribution for children at Eid, and fundraising for those affected by the 2015 floods in Myanmar.
Moe Moe Aye knows that education and health are two key sectors desperately in need of reform in Myanmar, and that improving access to these basic human rights is vital. She believes that promoting healthcare education among rural communities is an important step in removing the stigma of diseases. Through her education and voluntary experience, she has seen that disease transmission in Myanmar is a complex and multifaceted issue, and by providing basic healthcare information at a grassroots level, infection rates can be greatly reduced.
Today, Moe Moe Aye is putting her skills and qualifications to use in Myanmar. She has returned home, and is now working at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, an organisation which seeks to address crucial healthcare matters in developing countries.