Michael Lwin and Koe Koe Tech: Improving Health Care in Myanmar, App in Hand

January 30, 2019

Hosted by Robert Rimm

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Michael Lwin is the managing director of Koe Koe Tech, a health IT social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. He and his cousin, Dr. Yarzar Minn Htoo —a Myanmar citizen, doctor and computer scientist—first met in Myanmar in 2009, discovering that they were kindred spirits with a desire to help others. Together they founded Koe Koe Tech and created the first mobile health app in Myanmar, providing low-cost, easy-to-use healthcare software developed by Myanmar people for Myanmar people within its data-deprived healthcare sector. The organization trains local Myanmar people in computer science, sales and marketing, in addition to its software work.