April 24, 2012

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., participated in an April 10 workshop at Johns Hopkins University for a delegation of government officials from Burma (Myanmar). The Burmese delegation, which was lead by the Minister of Health, Dr. Pe Thet Khin, included representatives from the Office of the President; Ministries of Health, Education, Justice, and Science and Technology; and the nongovernmental organization Mingalar Myanmar. In addition to meeting with Dr. Gust, the delegation learned about opioid dependence treatment research conducted at the university from Eric C. Strain, M.D., who directs the university’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research. The workshop also focused on health systems; maternal, child, and women’s health; nutrition; infectious diseases; and mental health.