12
Aug

Discussion on drugs in Yangon

Remember this article on the Yangon regional parliament discussion about drugs? Were any decisions ever taken. http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/rangoon-division-parliament-demands-crackdown-on-drugs.html One reader made the following relevant comment: “In the Irrawaddy it is reported that Yangon lawmakers are arguing for heavy punishment and death penalty for drug offenses like in China and Indonesia. The death penalty for drug offenses […]

11
Aug

UK government's take

Here is the UK government’s take on health care in Myanmar. https://t.co/G4bwLqX3YK If you had money, would you invest? Jamie

10
Aug

Seminar in Melbourne

Here is a seminar on enhancing capacity for HIV testing in Myanmar in Melbourne. I hope the slides are posted online. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Australia Myanmar Institute Monthly Seminar HIV testing in Myanmar: enhancing capacity Monday 29th August 2016 5:30 pm for the seminar 6 – 7 pm. Close at 7:30 pm St Vincent’s Hospital Seminar […]

9
Aug

The end of 'the end of AIDS'

There were a lot of half truths presented as facts at the recent Durban International AIDS conference. One person had the courage to speak truth to power: David Wilson of the World Bank. If you read one synopsis of the conference, let this be the one. I agree with every word. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ The end […]

9
Aug

Response to the measles outbreak

Although there are many stories in the mainstream media about the deaths from the measles outbreak in the Naga area of Sagaing, there are as yet few details of the response to it. There are reports of vaccinations. And of ‘treatment’. What is the best response? An un-named expert offered this: “‘Outbreak response immunisation’ would […]

8
Aug

Thiloyarmay

I would be interested in hearing readers’ thoughts on the sex and sexuality information given here: thiloyarmay.org Thanks, Jamie

7
Aug

It was measles

By the time you read this email on Monday morning, it will be reported in many publications that the mystery illness in Naga Zone of Sagaing is measles. Measles in children always causes a cough, but malnourished children get a severe infection and may suffer measles virus pneumonia and secondary bacterial pneumonia. It is easy […]

5
Aug

Sever diarrhea in urban Pyay

Solid investigative reporting on the severe diarrhea in urban Pyay. It doesn’t matter if it is called cholera or not. The treatment is the same: oral rehydration. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Pyay health officials battle cholera outbreak Mratt Kyaw Thu Frontier Myanmar 3 August 2016 Health officials were struggling last week to contain an outbreak of cholera […]

5
Aug

Male sex workers and terrorism?

WTF. Did Aung Myo Min really say isolated male sex workers were susceptible to becoming terrorists? Was he misquoted or is he out of touch with reality? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Inside the world of male sex workers Nyein Ei Ei Htwe Myanmar Times Friday, 29 July 2016 The well-dressed father of two earns good money. He […]

4
Aug

Ministry plans

The new ‘free’ press and changes in the government and in the Ministry of Health and Sports has led to more articles on health in the mainstream media. And one of the outcomes of more reporting is more questions. Here is a response from a reader on the National Health Plan draft. I am trying […]

3
Aug

New health sector five year plan in Myanmar

Where is the “new five-year plan for the health sector” in Myanmar? Online? On paper? How can members of the public get copies? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Hospital Upgrades Planned Htet naing Zaw The Irrawaddy Thursday, July 28, 2016 | NAYPYIDAW — Burma’s new five-year plan for the health sector includes upgrading all 25-bed hospitals across the […]

2
Aug

3MDG Fund needs a director

The 3MDG Fund needs a director: https://www.developmentaid.org/#!/jobs/view/395954/fund-director?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobList Jamie

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