Him on Facebook

Please take time out from reading this Health in Myanmar [him] email and go to https://www.facebook.com/healthinmyanmar/. And please follow it. You can read all emails there if you want. They are posted there at the same time they are sent by email. Jamie


Nestle in Yangon

Eleven Myanmar appears to be doing public relations work for Nestle. There is no good news in this announcement. Nestle has long been a transnational rogue company with an unhealthy product line causing disability and death. https://www.zmescience.com/science/nestle-company-pollution-children/ The Myanmar production of Nestle products is an example of a commercial determinant of health. Think about it. […]


Something new about areca and tobacco

How is that betel campaign progressing? Here is something new about areca and tobacco. It is a must read for anyone interested in the science of ‘betel’. https://www.dropbox.com/s/klr9epkphfpjxzd/betel%20agenda.pdf?dl=0 Jamie


No mention of HIV

This press release on USAID funding in Myanmar does not mention HIV. Why not? https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/11/275606.htm?utm_campaign=KFF-2017-Daily-GHP-Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58523238&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8vVe7Z1uNbXsAxfBfYm8LXHMikEOrbXhRAA0PHNTX2BHi8OhExHmqmCWQPrVUp2y_orSMbHTTHjG1FkTjpuJMBDgUUuQ&_hsmi=58523238#.Wg3J-ECM52U.twitter The USAID symbol is on the #MDG Fund webpage so some funding must have been given to support HIV. https://www.3mdg.org/en/about-the-3mdg-fund And there is a PEPFAR COP. http://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/257661.pdf Jamie


Ambo on discrimination

Is Suu Kyi still the UNAIDS Ambassador on, er, discrimination? http://www.unaids.org/en/aboutunaids/unaidsambassadors/dassk Is #SuuKyi still the @UNAIDS Global Ambassador against, er, #discrimination? https://t.co/xcH8Fma09R pic.twitter.com/wuk05AHmNf — Health in Myanmar (@himmoderator) November 13, 2017 Jamie


MSM HIV testing paper

Here is a new paper on men who have sex with men HIV testing in Myanmar. I have trouble seeing what new knowledge has been generated by it. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jia2.25026/full Jamie


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


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


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

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