31
Aug

The UNHCR High Commissioner visits a camp and all we get is lousy reporting

This reporting lacks substance. A visit by the head of a UN agency should result in more analysis by the press.

30
Aug

Shan migrant presentation at Toronto

Shan migrants in Thailand are at increased vulnerability to HIV, notes
a poster presented today at the XVI International AIDS Conference
underway in Toronto, attended by 24,000 delegates from around the world. The abstract for this poster can be found at http://www.iasociety.org/abstract/show.asp?abstract_id=2186128

30
Aug

Burmese Buddhist monk expelled from monastery for helping AIDS victims

There are too many reports of harrassment and intimidation of people working in the field of HIV these days in Myanmar/Burma for him to report on them all. The DVB web page http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=7783 has links to some of them.

29
Aug

Virus and Violence - an article by Kanbawza Win

Though one may not always agree with his figures, Dr Win presents solid recommendations.

27
Aug

3D Fund 3

Here is the third flagwaving funding announcement. It would be good for the 3D Fund to hold one news conference instead of having the news come out in dribs and drabs.

26
Aug

3D Fund 2

Mr Hamburger or the journalist appears to have forgotten a donation from that group of islands lying off the shore of Europe known as the UK.

26
Aug

3D Fund 1

This is the first of three instalments about the official announcements of new funding for HIV and two other diseases. Resistance to the 3D Fund has all but disappeared. Most of the criticism now focuses on implementation challenges. But not everyone in the government is happy with the transparency, accountability, and monitoring with which the 3D Fund is operating so far. Read the final two articles.

24
Aug

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations offers grants for civil society organisations

Here are more grants available for local civil society organisations in Myanmar/Burma. Advocacy, strategic planning, capacity building: activities many funders do not ordinarily go for. Apply!

24
Aug

ADB grants for local NGO initiatives in Myanmar

Locally registered nongovernmental organisations in Myanmar/Burma are eligible to apply for these grants. Go for them!

23
Aug

... an opportunity for us to deepen and broaden our understanding ...

“We should see the problem of AIDS as an opportunity for us to deepen and broaden our understanding of our fellow human beings. We should not stop simply at trying to control the disease or caring for those who have contracted it but use it as an opportunity for further …

22
Aug

TB and HIV in Myanmar presentation at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto

The attached presentation was made in Toronto. It looks like a successful pilot was conducted in Mandalay. Is it implementable in other sites without Mandalay's experienced and skilled TB and HIV staff?

20
Aug

The Trishaw Club: pedaling against HIV/AIDS in Myanmar

An interesting concept. HIV negative people working for people living with the virus …

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