Department of Population and Family Health


  • To shape the MPH students for improvement of Population and Family Health through Research and Education and to bring science to policy and practice.


  • To develop Healthy Futures by increasing the equity, effectiveness, efficiency of health services to all families and populations.

Departmental Objectives

  • To train MPH students to advance health and wellbeing of the families by educating and creating new knowledge related to current, important Maternal and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, School Health and Geriatric Health
  • To train MPH students for conducting research among the families and populations regarding Maternal and Child Health, School Health, Adolescent Health and Reproductive Health
  • To collaborate with community and government partners to improve health systems, programmed, and policies related to population and families.

Reference Books

  • DAVID LUCAS AND PAUL MEYER. 1994. Beginning of Population Studies, National Center for Development Studies, Australian National University
  • PALMORE, J. A. & ROBERT W. GARDNER. 1983. Measuring Mortality, Fertility, and Natural Increase: A Self-     Teaching Guide to Elementary Measures. Honolulu: The East-West Center.
  • ROWLAND, D. 2003. Demographic Methods and Concepts. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
  • The republic of the union of Myanmar, the 2014 Myanmar population and housing census, the union report, census report Volume 1 &2
  • World Health Bulletin
  • World Health Report
  • State of World Population
  • State of World Children
  • The Lancet
  • WHO Publications
  • UNFPA Publications
  • Publications of Department of Health, Ministry of Health

Lecture Topics

  1. Population and Family
    • International perspectives of Population and family health
    • Determinants of family health
    • Family in health and illnesses
  1. Maternal and Child Health
    • Global view of Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
    • Background history, organization and health services of MCH in Myanmar
    • Need assessment in MCH Programme
    • Primary Health Care and Maternal Health
    • The role of health services in preventing maternal deaths
    • The role of TBAs and AMWs in Maternal Health
  2. Womens’ Health
    • Women’s reproductive health
    • Gender perspective in Women’s Health
    • Violence against women
    • Infertility
    • Menopause
    • Safe motherhood strategies
    • Contraceptive methods
    • Family planning
  3. Adolescent Health
    • Adolescent health and need for action
    • Adolescent development from multiple perspectives
    • Adolescent Health Risk Behaviour
    • Adolescent Fertility and Teenage Pregnancy
  4. Child growth and development
    • Child survival
    • Child care programmes
    • Promoting healthy child development under 5 children
    • Indicators of Child Health
    • School health services
  5. Elderly Health Care
    • Geriatric care
    • Health problems of elderly and disease burden
    • Planning, implementation and evaluation of services for elderly
  6. Population
    • Population Pyramid
    • Census and migration
    • Fertility related statistics
    • Mortality and morbidity statistics

Activities of the Department

  • Conducting Field Visit to Home for the Aged (2008)
  • Conducting Field Visit to Nursery at Shwegonedine (2008)
  • Conducting Field Visit to Divisional Health Department, Yangon Division (2009)
  • Conducting the research on Utilization of Skilled Birth Attendants among Infants’ Mothers in Rural Areas of Than-hlyin Township, Yangon Division (2011, August 10 to 17)
  • Conducting the research on Postpartum Contraceptive Practice among Infants’ Mothers of MaUBin Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region (March- June 2013)
  • Conducting the research on Utilization of Reproductive Health Services among migrant women in Hlaingtharyar Township, Yangon Region (August to December 2014)