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Nay Lin Tun

Nay Lin Tun

2017 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Nay Lin Tun is a passionate social advocate for high-risk populations such as HIV/AIDS patients. He recently received a full scholarship from the National University of Singapore to attend their Masters in Public Policy program.

Previously, Nay Lin Tun was a program officer with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Myanmar and worked for the REAct Project (Rights Evidence based Action). Since 2013, Nay Lin Tun has advocated for high risk populations, engaging with 48 police stations and over 1,000 police officers to address violations of human rights related to access to care. As a result of his advocacy, he has presented his findings to the 21st International AIDS Conference as well as the 11th International Congress on AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region. He also contributed as Chairperson of the capacity building team for the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights.

Nay Lin Tun also served as the site coordinator for the Myanmar Medical Association and the University of Washington through a program that facilitates continued medical education for health professionals in the area. Approximately 1,148 doctors have participated in the program to date.

Nay Lin Tun was awarded a scholarship to join the Community Development and Civic Engagement program from Chiang Mai University. He also serves on the U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Council in Myanmar as a representative for marginalized youth.