Dr Myo Maung Maung Swe
Myo Maung Maung Swe
DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine
- Research Coordinator
Myo is a clinician working as a research coordinator at Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit (MOCRU) since 2015.
After earning medical degree from University of Medicine, Mandalay (Myanmar) in 2008, he worked as a clinician in a private hospital for two years. In 2010, he joined University of Medicine, Mandalay as a teaching staff at the department of preventive and social medicine. He completed Master of Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Melbourne in 2014.
Since joining to MOCRU in 2015, Myo has involved in a number of studies and clinical trials related to tropical infectious diseases conducted in Myanmar. He has recently involved in a controlled-randomized clinical trial investigating effect of point of care CRP-testing on antibiotic prescription and management of febrile patients in primary care facilities in Myanmar and Northern Thailand. His main interests include infectious disease epidemiology mainly on febrile illnesses and strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in resource limited settings.
Currently, he is trying to evaluate the impact of point of care tests and use of clinical algorithms for management of acute febrile illnesses attending primary care clinics in Myanmar.
In 2018, he started DPhil at Nuffield Department of Medicine in University of Oxford with the support of Tropical Network Funding.
Designing empirical antibiotic regimens for acute febrile illness in Myanmar.
Geographical distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in soil in Myanmar
Swe MMM. et al, (2021), PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 15, e0009372 - e0009372
Serological evidence indicates widespread distribution of rickettsioses in Myanmar
Elders PND. et al, (2021), International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 103, 494 - 501
Inter-prescriber variability in the decision to prescribe antibiotics to febrile patients attending primary care in Myanmar
Swe MMM. et al, (2021), JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance, 3
Myanmar Burkholderia pseudomallei strains are genetically diverse and originate from Asia with phylogenetic evidence of reintroductions from neighbouring countries.
Webb JR. et al, (2020), Scientific reports, 10
Evaluation of the forum theatre approach for public engagement around antibiotic use in Myanmar
Swe MMM. et al, (2020), PLOS ONE, 15, e0235625 - e0235625