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The role of tobacco prevention in reducing the rate of NCDs

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This week Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr. May Myat Cho, Program Coordinator, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). They will discuss the influence tobacco has on the development of NCDs and poverty in Southeast Asia and what is currently being done to reduce tobacco use.

Dr. May Myat Cho is currently working as a program coordinator in Southeast Asaia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and also acting as a secretariat for the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations (INHPF). She has completed her Master of Public Health (Global Health) in 2012 from the Thammasat University, Thailand and was a medical doctor working at Sanpya General Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar. She worked a researcher at Mahidol University Global Health (MUGH) and acting as a network secretary for the AAGH (Asia Alliance on Global Health). She was a global scientific secretary for the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion employed by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. She was invited to be a panelist in AIDF Food Security Summit Asia 2013 held at UNCC, Bangkok and as a speaker in 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition Science and Therapy by OMICS Group, 15-17 July 2013, Philadelphia, USA. She was a peer reviewer in different international journals and an editorial member for the  eBooks in the area of Nutrition and Maternal and Child health, OMICS Publishing Group. Her biography was published in the 31st edition of Who’s Who in the World publication.