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The University of Community Health, Magway (UCH) is a public health university under the Ministry of Health and Sports (Myanmar), and located in Magway, Myanmar. The university offers a four-year Bachelor of Community Health (B.Comm.H) degree program and one-year Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H). They have to study how to do public health but they must take clinical subjects for rural population whom can't get primary health care. Formally, the graduates are allowed to practice as Health Assistants (HA) in Department of Public Health of Myanmar, many of whom are the main providers of primary health care in rural Myanmar where access to regular physicians is difficult.
With the guidance and national health policy of U Nu's Government the Health Assistant Training School was established in 1951 in Yangon to provide health care to rural population where access to regular medical doctors are difficult. The main objective of that training school is to produce the health assistant within a short time (three years) while the medical doctors were trained for six year. Later, The school was moved a few kilometers north to Insein in 1963, and then to Hlegu in 1968. In 1989, the school came under the purview of the Ministry of Health. The school became the Institute of Community Health in 1991, and became a university in 1995 and began offering a four-year bachelor's degree program.The objective of the university of community health is also change and wide scope. In 1999, the military government moved the school out of Yangon Division to Upper Myanmar. UCH is located on a 41.4-hectare campus at Htonpauk, about 14.5 km north of Magway, and 3.2 km off the Magway-Natmauk Road.