29
Nov

Razors and myths

The [him] moderator has received this anonymous comment about razors and HIV transmission …

29
Nov

TB communication materials depend too much on cough

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”?

28
Nov

Maggin Monastery cleared of people living with HIV

He has received this report from APPPB.

28
Nov

Another myth

The [him] moderator has received this anonymous comment … about razors.

27
Nov

ကမၻာတစ္၀န္း အိတ္ခ်္အိုင္ဗီြ၊ အိတ္ခ်္ရွိသူ ၃၃ သန္းခန္ ့ရွိေၾကာင္း ကုလသမဂၢထုတ္ျပန္

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)

27
Nov

Tattooing does not transmit HIV

There has, to the [him] moderator's knowledge, NEVER been a documented case of HIV transmission through tattooing. Repeat: no case of HIV transmission through tattooing has been documented.

26
Nov

Another media forum sponsored by three organisations finds discrimination in news reports

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.

25
Nov

"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.

25
Nov

NGO capacity building is all the rage

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.

24
Nov

Don't forget Burma

Take a look …

23
Nov

Stephen Lewis has a few harsh words about the UN and the new figures

“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.”

23
Nov

Dr Cynthia to receive award in a "renegade" province of China

“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.”

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