30
Sep

Noncommunicable conditions cause more ill health

Noncommunicable conditions cause more ill health in Myanmar than infectious diseases. Open this interactive graphic! http://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/ If you put Myanmar into the location box you can see that the blue and green non-communicable  conditions cause more ill health than the salmon or brown communicable ones. And there are many ways to look at the data […]

30
Sep

New WHO guidelines

WHO released today new guidelines on when to start antiretroviral treatment and PrEP. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/186275/1/9789241509565_eng.pdf?ua=1 Jamie

29
Sep

A seminar on sex work

A blog post has been made on the “National Seminar on Collaboration for the HIV Response with Sex Workers in Myanmar”. It took place a week ago. Not much to learn from the blog post. And no concrete decisions or recommendations were posted. What can one expect when only one in five of the participants […]

29
Sep

Mass media story on sex work

It has been seventeen years since I first heard that police arrest women who carry condoms. Mass media stories on sex work are a window to look into the attitudes of those in power, communities, and journalists. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Harsh laws put Mandalay sex workers’ health at risk Paing Soe DVB 25 September 2015 Existing […]

28
Sep

What works in adolescent sexual health?

What works and what doesn’t work in adolescent sexual health? Find out here: http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/3/3/333.full.pdf+html Jamie

28
Sep

A major success in the response to NCDs in Myanmar

Is this a major success in the response to noncommunicable diseases in Myanmar? Coca Cola and other sugary drinks are a major cause of ill health. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Coca Cola warehouse fire in Myanmar causes 855,000 USD loss English.news.cn 2015-09-25 10:31:22 YANGON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — A five-hour fire of Coca Cola warehouse has caused […]

25
Sep

Cool condoms

I love this phrase: “customers avoided the cheapest brands (of condoms) because the rubber was hot. Do you think he meant hot like spicy or hot like heat? No man I know would like to put on a hot condom. Good thing the title of the article ensures us that someone is making them cool. […]

24
Sep

Increasing tobacco taxes is an easy win

Increasing tobacco taxes is an easy win. Here is an excellent podcast addressing this issue: http://www.cgdev.org/blog/tobacco-epidemic-%E2%80%93-bill-savedoff Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Myanmar gears up to control tobacco products market According to a workshop meeting on taxation of cigarettes and tobacco products, Myanmar taxes manufacturers only based on products’ factory value, resulting in tax evasion and low tax rates […]

24
Sep

သေႏၶတားနည္းနဲ႔ ကူးစက္ေရာဂါဆုိင္ရာ သိေကာင္းစရာ

ကုိယ္ဝန္တားျခင္းနဲ႔ လိင္ကူးစက္ေရာဂါနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လာရင္ ၁၀၀% ထိေရာက္မႈရိွတဲ့ အခ်က္ တစ္ခုသာ ရိွပါတယ္။ အဲဒါ အေပ်ာ္အပါး လုိက္စားမႈ ေရွာင္ျခင္းပါပဲ။ လိင္ကိစၥ စိတ္အားထက္သန္သူ တစ္ကုိယ္ေရ တစ္ကာယ သမားေတြအတြက္ အေကာင္းဆုံး သေႏၶတားနည္းက ဘာျဖစ္မလဲ။

24
Sep

New powerful HIV prevention pill for people at risk of HIV to start roll-out in Asia

“The numbers say it all. We can not stop new HIV infections in gay men and other men who have sex with men if we stick to business as usual,” said Steve Kraus, Director of UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific. “PrEP answers an unmet need and expands the prevention options for people at substantial risk of HIV. We need to scale up PrEP as an additional effective HIV prevention intervention.”

23
Sep

Ill PrEPared

So APCOM is hosting a confab on pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. What is the first question that a man who has sex with men is going to ask about PrEP? I have already heard some ask this question: “What is the disadvantage of PrEP and what are its side effects?” You won’t find that in […]

23
Sep

ဖိတ္ၾကားျခင္း

ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတြင္ HIV/AIDS ကာကြယ္တားဆီးေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားလုပ္ကိုင္ေနသည့္ အရပ္ဖက္ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္းအခ်ိဳ႕ႏွင့္ HIV/AIDS သတင္းမ်ားေရးသားေနသည့္ သတင္းေထာက္မ်ားၾကား အျပန္အလွန္ေဆြးေႏြးႏိုင္ရန္ အရပ္ဘက္ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားကိုလည္း ဖိတ္ၾကားထားပါသည္။ အရပ္ဘက္ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားမွ HIV/AIDS ႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္သည့္ လတ္တေလာျဖစ္ပ်က္ေနသည့္ သတင္း အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကို မွ်ေဝသြားႏုိင္ရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ထားပါသည္။

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