30
Jul

UNFPA to expand HIV prevention project in Myanmar / Burma

The [him] moderator wonders if UNFPA is following UN-recommended four pronged prevention activities or is just creating orphans. Anyone care to comment?

29
Jul

TB, HIV/AIDS infection among prisoners in Myitkyina

This is not high quality reporting but an HIV prevalence of 90% in Lekone prison would make it the highest prevalence in a prison in the world.

27
Jul

Who could argue against increasing assistance to Burma / Myanmar?

It is important to note that this report requests additional assistance and no decreases to any ongoing programmes.

27
Jul

Phyu Phyu Tin welcomes HRW stand

Not a word about prevention in this article …

26
Jul

Tarantola and Gruskin prefer the term provider-recommended for HIV testing in Myanmar / Burma

It appears that long process of developing new testing guidelines resulted in a final product that satisfies these two people with very high standards. But they note that it is in the implementation of the guidelines that the real challenges remain. The [him] moderator is on record that monitoring and evaluation is the biggest one.

25
Jul

Human Rights Fellowships

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
(OHCHR) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
(UNITAR) have established a Human Rights Fellowship Programme for
Students from Least Developed Countries (LDC).

23
Jul

This article on China is mostly about Burma / Myanmar

This article straddles the border.

22
Jul

Human Rights Watch mentions Phyu Phyu Tin

This is the first mention by a major human rights organisation of Phyu Phyu Tin the moderator has seen.

21
Jul

Seventh International Human Rights Colloquium

The VII Colloquium seeks a diverse range of young activists and academics interested in peer learning and in contributing to the construction of collaboration networks among nongovernmental organizations, universities and the United Nations.

20
Jul

Subscriptions to the Irrawaddy

For as little as US $30 annually, you can help support Burma's free and
independent media with a subscription to The Irrawaddy news magazine and
also help support continued free access to our daily online news updates
and analysis on Burma.

19
Jul

UNAIDS in China is said to be directly engaged in ensuring Chinese activists are not harassed or jailed

Piot begins by praising China and then notes that it jails HIV activists! Is there any parallel between the UNAIDS direct engagement in China and UNAIDS action for jailed activists in Myanmar?

18
Jul

IMNA article on antiretroviral therapy

Burma is one of the worst in terms of HIV prevalence in Southeast Asia. But few have access to scarce Anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs and most are unable to buy it, according to HIV activist HIV in Burma.

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