Marshall has produced one of the best articles on HIV in Burma/Myanmar in the last year. He wishes Laurie Garrett, author of the famous ‘smoking gun’ mixed metaphor, had been left out. This time she has come out with a Bandaid metaphor and follows up with a remark on the aid dilemma: “This is ugly stuff.”
Well-funded agencies should refuse extra funding no matter where it comes from.
Behavioural sentinel surveillance data collected two and a half years ago by the National AIDS Programme has been published in a report entitled “Behavioural Surveillance Survey 2003 General Population and Youth”. It is available as a two megabyte file on the web so it is effectively unavailable to most people living in the county. Here is the Executive Summary:
Sorry for all the slashes in the title of this posting. The report is attached so that you can read it.
Another nonAsian company has pulled out of Burma. Is this considered a success? The Irrawaddy suggests that campaigners are out of touch and compromise is needed.