Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han’s main professional Medical Microbiology interests are in the field of antimicrobial resistance multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs), surveillance of MDROs, their relevant controls and antibiotics stewardship program. Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han started to find out the Glycopeptide intermediate resistant Staphylococcus aureus (GISA/ hGISA) at local hospital (IALCH) and the carbapenem resistant Enterobacteraecae (CRE) as well during analyzed the surveillance data.
She is also interested in public health communicable diseases (Mycobacteria tuberculosis, STI), and other notifiable medical condition outbreak investigation.
Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han has completed her MB, BS at the age of 25 years and was working continuously as clinical doctor for 14 years (1985-1998) before qualified as a pathologist. She obtained the postgraduate degrees such as; FC Path, MMed (Medical Microbiology), Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH); Post Graduate Degree of Infection Prevention and Control (PDIC) from South Africa University School of Medicine. She has awarded PhD (Med Micro), UKZN in 2017 (Thesis titles: A novel standardized approach to the treatment and management of significant Acinetobacter species infection in KwaZulu-Natal).
Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han is passionate about clinical service, teaching, training and research. She has been involving in academic teaching undergraduate (MBChB year 2, 3, 4 & 6; BMEDSC year 3 module leader for 12 years[2008-2019]), postgraduate program (MMed & ID registrars), internal and external examiners, CMSA exam coordinator and CMSA invited examiner.
Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han has published 24 papers, >50 oral/ poster presentations in both local and international congresses. She has been a recipient of 2nd winner Prize for the Best E poster Presentation at the UKZN research symposium of Southern Africa (2016). She has reviewed the 12 journal articles, within 5 years (2015-2019).
Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han participates as a member of an editorial board member of South African Society of Clinical Microbiologists (SASCM), FIDSSA, National antimicrobial committee (NAC), HODs Microbiology Executive Committee (MEC), NHLS – MANCO, Working group committee of C. Diff; Syphilis Diagnosis subcommittee team, Honourable Editorial Board member, the College of Pathologists of South Africa (CMSA), IPCAN, and UKZN School Board. She is also an examiner for the College of Pathologists of South Africa (CMSA).
She also appointed as Honorary Research of Fellow in the school of Health Science, University of KwaZulu Natal, Westville Campus. She has agreed to involve as a Collaborator / supervisor for The “One Health” Approach to Containing Antibiotic Resistance Research Project.
Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han has supervised, co-supervised 17 students and 9 have graduated with MMed, Masters, and BSc Hons Degrees in Microbiology, UKZN. She also contributed in Clinical PhD student who has been awarded. She is currently supervising 8 students.
Dr. Khine Swe Swe-Han was a chairperson of Infection control committee (IPC) for 10 years (2007-2017) and currently she participates as a major role for both IPC and chairperson of Antibiotics stewardship program (ASWP) at IALCH including national coverage, in-service training regarding clinical interface.
She has successfully set up and maintained the training program of Registrars and intern scientists in KZN.
Her interesting areas/professional fields are antimicrobial resistance multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs), surveillance of MDROs, their relevant controls and antibiotics stewardship program.