The [him] moderator has received this anonymous comment about razors and HIV transmission …
If cough alone is not a good predictor of TB then why do almost all our communication materials on TB focus on cough. Shouldn't we have posters saying “persistent fever, rapid weight loss and coughing up blood”?
He has received this report from APPPB.
ကမၻာတစ္၀န္း အိတ္ခ်အိုင္ဗီြ၊ အိတ္ခ်္ရွိသူ ၃၃ သန္းခန္ ့ရွိေၾကာင္း ကုလသမဂၢက ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည္။ ယမန္ႏွစ္က သန္း ၄၀ ခန္ ့ရွိမည္ဟုခန္ ့မွန္း ထားခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း ယင္းခန္ ့မွန္းမႈမွာပိုေနခဲ့ျခင္း ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းလည္း ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည္။ Weekly Eleven (No-7,Vol-3 ,28/11/2007)
This media forum led to some interesting reporting. The headline appears to suggest that Western immigrant workers in Thailand are not seen as troublemakers by the press. But migrants from Myanmar / Burma are.
"In Bangladesh, people crossing over from Myanmar, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is high, are a main source of the virus."
In Bangladesh, people crossing over from Myanmar, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is high, are a main source of the virus, according to Asghar Chowdhury, professor in the department of communications and journalism in the University of Chittagong. “There is no way of checking the entry of people from Myanmar, where the junta rule does not reveal the exact HIV/AIDS figures, but it is quite high,” Chowdhury told IANS on the sidelines of a workshop in the capital.
The issue of local organisation capacity building is a big one in Myanmar these days. There are at least two international consultants who have recently reported on the issue. This presentation is from a third interested party: Mike Toole of the Three Diseases Fund Board.
“The UN was stubborn and it was sloppy. In the process, it undermined public confidence in the reliability of the figures, introducing completely unnecessary levels of doubt, contention and confusion.”
“The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy announced yesterday that its 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award will go to Cynthia Maung, founder of the Mae Tao Clinic located close to the Thai-Burmese border, for her long-term dedication to helping Burmese refugees.”