Attached is a copy of the Myanmar pages from the “WHO Report 2007, Global Tuberculosis Control: Surveillance, Planning, Financing” released last week.
Professor Amartya Sen spent three of his childhood years in Mandalay in the late thirties as it changed from a province of colonial India to a crown colony. You would think he would like to get his facts straight about his former home. Nobel Prize winners should get their facts straight …
A quote from this article: “Burma's UN Ambassador Kyaw Tint Swe was optimistic about his own country's progress, but asked for regional cooperation. “We need political commitment at the highest level, we need resources, we need cooperation and we need strategic initiatives to confront HIV/AIDS,” he said.”
Here is yet another story about lack of HIV treatment for refugees, migrants, exiles, emigres, and expatriate Myanmar people. Why are there so few stories about lack of access to prevention services for them?
Happy World TB Day. Opening a window is the best way of reducing TB spread in hospitals. This method can be extensively used in Burma / Myanmar: in the absence of electricity is the only way to bring light into the hospital ward.
The author of this article is an expert in economics but treats the issue of HIV superficially. He notes that Myanmar “has the most serious HIV /AIDS epidemic in Asia”. One might hope an economist would quantify the term ‘serious’ in more detail. He then reports on a report that Chinese officials don’t believe the Myanmar estimate of infections. Most of us agree that Chinese officials are not known for probity in making estimations of HIV infections. There’s more: the Global Fund is a Fund that had no secretariat presence in Myanmar and only one branch of MSF has left the country. One or two other branches of Medecins sans Frontieres, we all know, are there to stay.
HIV/AIDS ေရာဂါေ၀ဒနာရွင္မ်ားအား အိမ္တိုင္ရာေရာက္ ျပဳစုေရး (နည္းျပ) သင္တန္းကို မႏၱေလးၿမိဳ ့ေတာ္တြင္ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလလယ္က ဖြင့္လွစ္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သင္တန္းစီစၪ္သူမ်ား ထံမွသိရွိရသည္။ The Voice Weekly
Thanks to Ye Mon's blog at http://yemon.blogspot.com/2006/12/male-circumcision-and-hiv_13.html for this first posting on [him] in the Burmese language.