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 Aung Kyaw Win

  • Dr. Aung Kyaw Win
Consultant Eye Surgeon, HKI National Coordinator Phone 01 2301055/Mobile 096500121 Email akwin@hki.org , akweye@gmail.com
  • Dr. Myo Tun Han, Project Officer, HKI Yangon 
HKI Yangon Office 2015 Room No.-8, Building No.1, 1st Floor, Hlaing-Myin-Mo Housing, Kan Road, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Daw Nu Nu Win    01 650989   email: daw.nu-nu-win@total.com
Daw Swe Swe Win -TEPM CSR Department Head Ms. Erica Khetran - HKI Country Director Howard Cohn, M.D. President, Helen Keller International Europe for 17 years member of the Board of Trustees Helen Keller International for 30 years Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology residency and Glaucoma fellowship, Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh Glaucoma consultant, Rothschild Eye Institute and American Hospital of Paris Alix de Nicolay | Managing Director +33 (0)1 47 64 11 30 | adenicolay@hki.org Helen Keller International Europe | 34-36 rue Guersant | 75017 Paris | France www.hkieurope.org |Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


136th Birthday of Helen Keller - 27th June; A world famous deaf & blind girl; A co-founder of AFOB - American Foundation of Oversea Blind in 1915 at Paris France during World War One (together with Geogh Kessler); passed away in 1968; and since 1977 the AFOB changes to "HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL." _____________________________________________________________




30 August 2017

October 2016

  Members of the HKI Delegation
  1. Dr. Howard Cohn President of HKI Europe Paris
  2. Dr. Nicole Cohn
  3. Mr. Xavier Preel GM of Total E&P Myanmar
  4. Ms. Preel
  5. Ms. Erica Khetran - HKI Country Director
  6. Prof Than Aung Ophthalmology Professor
  7. Dr. Nyunt Nyunt Yi Paediatrician Prof UTA wife
  8. Dr. Hla Marlar - MS of Naypyitaw EENTH
  9. Dr. Than Win - MD of Concordia International
  10. Daw Swe Swe Win - TEPM CSR Department Head


Dr. Alfred Sommer is one of the best cornea surgeon of Wilmer's Institute Johns Hopkins University ; IFETB & Once International Eye Bank of Yangon 1993-2005 Medical Director! award-hki-to-uta                       Prof. Than Aung was instrumental in starting HKI’s  Blindness Prevention program in Myanmar; directing us to the right SEC’s to serve as pilot, suggesting what equipment will be needed, showing us how the eye care system functions , and how to work with government authorities.  In short, how to proceed diplomatically and get results. He is a wealth of information in prevention of blindness statistics for Myanmar, and has written extensively on the subject. And, his calm, but authoritative manner commands respect and encourages his students and colleagues to give their best, the traits of a true leader. It is my great pleasure today to present the Spirit of Helen Keller Award to my good friend and colleague,  Prof. U Than Aung, in grateful recognition of his outstanding support of our common efforts to eradicate preventable blindness. With warm regards, Howard  
July 2016

Helen Keller Day 2016 Celebration and Farewell Dinner of HKI Pacific Regional Office Senior Advisor Ms. Diane Lindsay on 2nd July 2016 


April 2016 Regarding the necessity of collecting data and record keeping, Dr. AK Win shared the surgery record document prepared by Prof. Than Aung, which has not yet been implemented in centers and also explained the difficulty in having health teams agree to filling it out systematically.  

March 2016
HKI Europe Development Partners' Meeting at Total E&P Myanmar Yangon
Office Mar 29 2016

January 2016


Myaing Hospital OPD and Eye Ward


 Deputy Director, checking equipment

 Chauk  27 January 2016

Chauk PBL Region  1  Team 27 January 2016



November 2015

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Message from Myeik Public Hospital (Eye Unit)
Dr. Soe Min Aung; I am interested in your program & country plan. Thank for your support to Myeik Public Hospital (Eye Unit). Now, we get high Cataract Surgery Rate & OPD patients Rate. Thanks, Sayagyi Dr. Aung Kyaw Win.

4 June 2015

CARROT  Program 
Opening speech of Vice Minister at CARROT program
 Dr. Hla Marlar and Team
  Carrot team


19 March 2015 –  Myanmar Eye health Initiatives ( MEHI) 

Partners project Status Update Meeting on MEHI
Venue:  Total E&P Myanmar Yangon Office
Description of MEHI: The project is implemented by HKI Europe, Paris since 2001 in Close collaboration with Ministry of Health in Myanmar The MEHI is fully supported by Yadana Consortium, (MOGE, PTTEP, UNOCAL , TOTAL  E &P , Myanmar) MSPTL Caterpliallar, United Engineering Ltd. UE, AFPB, The Asian Foundation for Prevention of Blindness Hong Kong and Embassies of Japan, United Kingdom,and Germany in Myanmar.    
Prof. Than Aung, Myo Tun Han, Hlamarlar LarAung Kyaw WinAlix de Nicolay and Than Lwin


Shwe Bo March 2015


Aung Kyaw Win Feb 2015
Helen Keller International New York HQ & Standard Chartered Bank UK Support CARROT – Community Eye Care Program in Myanmar 2015-17. SCB UK Seeing is Believing SiB program will star tin Myanmar. IAPB UK (International Agency for Prevention of Blindness UK) & HKI Myanmar will initiate CARROT program in 3 divisions collaborated with MOH PBL teams + BHS teams at town wards & villages level. Thank you for the kind support of Standard Chartered Bank HQ UK in Myanmar again ( after long 55 years absence from this previous British Colonial Commonwealth country since 1962).


HKI Eye Health Initiative, Myanmar

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) 2015 in Pakoku, Taungu And Bago district.
HKI and MOH  

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February 2015: - Kanbauk Station Hospital

Dr U Kyaw Soe at Kanbauk Station Hospital – conducting DOH Total E&P Myanmar HKI cataract outreach program; operating 27 cataract cases & registering 30 cataract cases for next visit.  


January 2015

HKI feb2015

30 January 2015

October 2014.

Phacoemulsification and Injectable Implant Surgery Teaching Course, organized by Helen Keller International and Mandalay EyeUnit. 4th & 5th October 2014.  The objective of this course is to transfer skills to beginner surgeons in their transition from ECCE to phacoemulsification so as to ensure safe and successful surgery and enhance the quality of visual outcomes. It also serves to update the advanced surgeons in current surgical techniques. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE Participants will have the opportunity to observe every aspect of surgery with step-by step guidance from video presentations during the live surgery. They will receive close practical coaching from the faculty in the various phaco techniques that are appropriate for each type of cataract. Participants will also gain familiarity with the dynamics of the phaco systems. The technique of inserting the injectable implants will also be demonstrated. The course is intended to provide beginning phaco surgeons with tips on how to avoid/minimize common complications with an emphasis on the basic steps to follow once vitreous loss occurs to minimse visual morbidity, 

November 2013

HKI President's Dinner at Panda Hotel on 08 Nov 2013 - Honourable Guest His Excellency Ambassador U Lin Myaing, Dr. Howard Cohn & HKI President & CEO Ms. Kathy Spahn.

HKI President's Dinner at Panda Hotel on 08 Nov 2013 - Honourable Guest His Excellency Ambassador U Lin Myaing, Dr. Howard Cohn & HKI President & CEO Ms. Kathy Spahn.


 HKI Eye Health Initiatives Program


January 2014 KHI and Daewoo E&P Myanmar, an operator of Shwe Consortium, conducted Cataract Outreach Surgery Program at their project site, Kyaukphyu District, Yakhine State at the Kyaukphyu General Hospital with the permission and help of Myanmar Ministry of Health + TC&PBL Program, Department of Health, Naypyidaw + Yakhine Sate Government +Yakhine State Health Director + Kyaukphyu GH MS.


HKI and Total E&P Myanmar, an operator of Yadana Consortium, signed an extension contract  for phase 5  year 13-15 (2014 -2016), to assist Myanmar Eye Health Initiative  Program. 


1. HKI SEC monitoring visits 2. Supplying Consumables, necessary equipment and instruments,  3. Yearly Equipment maintenance program 4. Orphanage school eye examination program. Click here to see more. 5. Yearly Kanbauk Project site Outreach cataract surgery program  ———————————————————————————————————————–


HKI and Peter Bennett Foundation PBF Hong Kong conducted the donation of teaching and operating equipment to Myanmar Ministry of Health, YEH, MEENTH and 6 SECs of TC&PBL Program, Department of Health, in October 2014. Training conducted at MEENTH; • Intermediate level Phaco technique • SSICS+ Foldable lens insertion, cataract surgery hand on training Training conducted at 7 SECs; • Continous practicing of phaco surgery



HKI Team Visits to Yangon  2015

  Roy2015   Dr Roy Tjiong 2015 Former HKI supervisor in Myanmar 2002-2010. With Thomas SurosoRoy TjiongAbdul Muhid MelialaMaria Mediatrix MaliRita Kusriastuti,Muhammad AsriWidyastuti Wibisana andMochammad Erfandi.     ——————————————————————————————————————————————————–


  golf-2009   HKI Europe Eye Surgeon Dr. Howard Cohn, participating in 2009 eye conference golf tournament at Rangoon Golf Club (YGC). He will join in this year 2013 eye conference again.
Dr. Aung Kyaw Win and friends 

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