"These visits arranged by Woodside and the links with Woodside partners will bring me many steps closer to my aim of improving health care quality, equity and accessibility in my country, said Nang.
"I am impressed that there are people like those I met at the Harry Perkins Institute and Fiona Wood Foundation who are always trying to make the world a better place. Always looking to improve on best practice or finding a cure."
At the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nang was fortunate to receive a tour of the facilities from Woodside Fellow, Professor Ruth Ganss. Professor Ganss is scientific head of Cancer and Cell Biology at the Perkins, and also leads her own Laboratory which is focused on finding a way to effectively treat pancreatic and liver cancer tumours.
"By working together with our partners, we are enabling Nang to see first-hand best practice medical treatment and connecting her with world-renowned medical researchers", said Jo Ferrie, Woodside Manager Social Investment.
The tour of the new burns unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital, by Professor Suzanne Rea and Associate Professor Janine Duke was a highpoint for Nang. The experience of both Suzanne, who is one of the leading Consultant Plastic Surgeons at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and Janine, an epidemiologist who has most recently focused her research on a population-based burn injury project (also funded by Woodside), provided a fantastic opportunity for Nang to exchange ideas and gain insights into best practice.
As a major investor in Myanmar, Woodside is committed to supporting development and reform in the country and deliver sustainable benefits to local communities.
The Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship provides funds for an eligible Myanmar student to complete a two-year Master of Public Health (coursework) at the University of Western Australia (UWA).
Nang was awarded the scholarship based on her impressive experience of medical and development assistance across five states and regions of Myanmar.