17
Nov

New graphic on TB in Myanmar

There is a fasinating new graphic on the Stop TB website. Look at the Myanmar page: http://www.stoptb.org/resources/cd/MMR_Dashboard.html In the future there may be gender disaggregation of data. We will be able to see that TB incidence and prevalence in men is about double that of women. Jamie

16
Nov

Puberty Blues

Are there any other sexuality videos out there like “Puberty Blues”? https://www.facebook.com/swan.shanwomen/videos/1523751804330795/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/swan.shanwomen/videos/?ref=page_internal Jamie

15
Nov

Challenges article in the Irrawaddy

Regular readers of Health in Myanmar [him] http://www.hivinfo4mm.org or those who follow my Twitter @himmoderator know that I have complained about the decreasing quality of journalism at the Irrawaddy. So this article is a breath of fresh air. Challenges Impede Development of Myanmar’s Public Health It presents an analysis on parts of the health sector […]

13
Nov

Hypertension in Myanmar

The prevalence of hypertension or high blood pressure is increasing in Myanmar. Here is an important new paper. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5659019/ Hypertension is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Jamie

10
Nov

R & D funds

This is good news. But I don’t understand the headline. Did the British colonizers provide Myanmar with health research and development funds? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Myanmar Gets First Health R&D Funds Since Independence Moe Moe Irrawaddy 7 November 2017 YANGON — The Myanmar government has granted one billion kyats (US$740,000) for research and development in the […]

9
Nov

NCD burden and health care system readiness

Can you find Myanmar in the brilliant graphic on NCD burden and health care system readiness? https://www.cfr.org/article/changing-demographics-global-health?utm_source=redirect&utm_medium=earned&utm_campaign=Global-Health-Demographics-interactive Jamie

8
Nov

New alliance for NCDs in Myanmar

An alliance is needed for NCDs in Myanmar. True partnership is needed rather than competition for funding. I can’t help noticing there is only one woman in a roomful of men in the photo. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Non-Communicable Disease: Preparations Underway To Form NCD Alliance MITV 6 November 2017 As non-communicable disease (NCD) case is on […]

7
Nov

Lack of funding for treatment

The lack of funding for treatment is probably the biggest HIV story in Myanmar in 2017. I wonder why the mainstream media is not covering it. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Discrimination and Fear Hamper HIV Eradication in Myanmar Rik Glauert The Irrawaddy 3 November 2017 YANGON — While Myanmar has been celebrating triumphs in controlling its HIV […]

6
Nov

Why are deaths and injuries decreasing on the death highway?

I assume that deaths and injuries on the Yangon Mandalay highway will continue at the same rate this month and next. So the number of deaths and injuries has decreased from last year. Why? The article doesn’t say. There may be driver, car, and road reasons. Knowing about them could lead to interventions that will […]

27
Oct

Safety conference

This safety conference is close by. http://www.worldsafety2018.org/abstract/call_for_abstract What a great opportunity for Myanmar government and civil society to show the progress made in road safety in Myanmar … Scholarships, too. Jamie

25
Oct

Free online course on humanitarian response to conflict

Here is a free online course on the Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster https://www.edx.org/course/humanitarian-response-conflict-disaster-harvardx-ph558x-0 Hurry and register. Jamie

24
Oct

Is the enabling environment improving?

Looking forward to progressive changes in laws and their implementation. In the meantime, is the enabling environment in the country improving, or only in some places? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Better policies for at-risk populations, including people living with HIV 3MDG Fund 17 October, 2017 In areas of Myanmar, crackdowns against sex work and drug use can […]

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