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U, Dr КО КО was born on February 5, 1929 in Pagan, Myanmar.


University of Rangoon, Burma, 1953, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1956, Doctor in Public Health. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medical, 1957, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Spoken languages: English, Burmese.


Regional Director, South East Asia Regional, World Health Organization since 1981. Director, Programme Management/Executive Administration, 1978-1981, Assistant Director, Health Services, 1972-1978, Regional Advisor, Community Health Services, 1969-1972, World Health Organization, India. Deputy Director & Director, Health Services (Disease Control), 1965-1969, Deputy Director, Health Services (Public Health), 1964-1965, Assistant Director, Health Services (Epidemiology), 1961-1964, Government of Myanmar.

District Health Officer and Team Leader, 1958-1961, Assistant District Health Officer and Deputy Team Leader, 1954-1958, Aung San Demonstration Health Centre, Government of Burma. House Surgeon, Rangoon General Hospital, Burma, 1953-1954.


Member: Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Honourary Fellow, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. Honourary Fellow, Indian Public Health Association.

Royal Society of Health, London. Former Executive Committee(s) Member & Vice President, Burma Medical Association. Founder Secretary, Family Planning Association of Burma.

Policy Committee(s), Burma Medical Research Institute. Medical Research Division, Research Policy Directive Board, Government of Burma. Indian International Centre, New Delhi.


  • Other Interests

    Consulting Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. Editorial Board, Burma Medical Journal. Reading; music; billiards.


Spouse Daw Khin Nyunt Nyunt, National of Myanmar.

Daw Khin Nyunt Nyunt