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Marlar Soe

United Nations Volunteers, Mawlamyine, Myanmar

Marlar Soe

Marlar Soe, MBBS, MPH
National Research and Volunteerism Associate, State of World’s Volunteerism Report-2018, Myanmar, United Nations Volunteers

I am a Myanmar medical doctor with 6 years of public health experiences mostly at Bangladesh-Myanmar and Thai-Myanmar border areas plus 1 year of clinical internship in public hospitals in Myanmar. I worked as a Medical Officer at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) and a Mother and Child Health (MCH) Manager at Malteser International in Northern Rakhine State near Bangladesh-Myanmar border altogether for 2 years. Then I joined Merlin, Myanmar, Laputta team as an Area Manager for Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP) and TB projects before my Master of Public Health study at Mahidol University in Thailand. After achieving the MPH course, I served as a Field Coordinator of UNFPA not only in UNFPA’s humanitarian support to internally displaced people (IDP) in the camps but also in its mandated Reproductive Health, Population and Development, Gender, Adolescent and HIV/AIDS programme in Rakhine State for 2 years. I have some experiences in assisting the National Health Plan management and implementation at Ministry of Health and Sports/Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Health System Strengthening (HSS) project in Nay Pyi Taw, the administrative capital of Myanmar. Prior to my current engagement as a National UN Volunteer Researcher in Myanmar for State of World’s Volunteerism Report 2018 on Community Resilience theme, I was in a position of Health Information System (HIS) Coordinator at Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) where I trained the HIS staffs from CCSDPT member agencies working in 9 refugee camps across Thai-Myanmar border area and monitored the HIS data quality for monthly HIS reporting and production and sharing of series of weekly disease surveillance bulletin to all stakeholders working at Thai-Myanmar border area. I am proficient in English and my mother tongue is Burmese.


  • Chamroonsawasdi K, Soe M, Charupoonphol P, Srisorrachatr S. Rate of Utilization of Skilled Birth Attendant and the Influencing Factors in an Urban Myanmar Population. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Jul;27(5):521-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539514565445