20
Jun

Andrew Marshall writes an article on HIV in Burma/Myanmar

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.”

19
Jun

Happy Birthday

Walk on, walk on What you got they can't steal it No they can't even feel it Walk on, walk on… Stay safe tonight. Bono

18
Jun

Bogyoke and Vietnam

“We would like to help Viet Nam but charity begins at home.” …

17
Jun

Three D Fund announcement

The Irrawaddy made an error in the second paragraph of this first announcement of the 3D Fund. It is AusAID not USAID. The [him] moderator agrees with the Johns Hopkins researcher who wonders how the Fund will avoid the mistakes made by the Global Fund.

16
Jun

Migrant and refugee aid agencies refuse Total money

Well-funded agencies should refuse extra funding no matter where it comes from.

15
Jun

Poor connections to the internet in Myanmar

The [him] moderator has discovered that internet connections have been poor a lot longer than three days.

14
Jun

What Myanmar people think and do - behavioural surveillance data

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:

13
Jun

HIV / AIDS and Drug Use in Burma / Myanmar report by TNI / BCN

Sorry for all the slashes in the title of this posting. The report is attached so that you can read it.

12
Jun

UNODC to expand anti-drug aid project in Myanmar

Who needs poppies to make amphetamines?

11
Jun

Mae Tao Clinic annual report

Attached is a copy of the Mae Tao Clinic annual report from last year. There are no antiretrovirals prescribed for the one in fifty pregnant women tested who are HIV positive.

10
Jun

Preview of the 3D Fund

This report previews the announcement of the 3D Fund.

9
Jun

Another company pulls out and the Irrawaddy has constructive suggestions

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.

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