Cost analysis of a malaria intervention

Here is a cost analysis of a malaria intervention. http://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-016-1102-3 This kind of study helps public health professionals make decisions about the allocation of resources. Were any decisions made as a result of this study? Jamie


Reforming the sex trade article

Now this is the kind of coverage of political issues that is needed in the new Myanmar. We will all soon see how the NLD handles the issue of the rights of sex workers. It will be a test for them. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Reforming the sex trade Sean Gleeson Frontier 27 Jan 2016 Critics of […]


Edges of the epidemic

There are people working at the edges of the HIV epidemic that are too often ignored. We should recognise the good work they do. One wonders whether Sister Mary will find anything different to say about the new government a year or two from now. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Myanmar’s forgotten AIDS patients and the Irish nun […]


HIV Foundation

The HIV Foundation has just registered in Myanmar. http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2ed5dba3821cd852b8512fed1&id=a148d1f97e&e=1082850647 Anyone have details? Jamie


A private hospital to be built on government land

Loyal readers of Health in Myanmar or its predecessor HIV Information for Myanmar know that the moderator has been critical of the journalism of Eleven Media. But here they may be on to something: a private hospital to be built on government land. Was there a public process before this arrangement was made? “The Ministry […]


Infomercial on trust building for UHC

Here is a USAID infomercial on ‘trust building’ for universal health care (UHC) in Myanmar. https://tinyurl.com/hcbdt3x Jamie


Draft drugs UNGASS outcome document

The “DRAFT OUTCOME DOCUMENT (14 JANUARY 2016) UNGASS 2016: Our joint commitment in addressing the world drug problem” has been put out there. https://t.co/XL6EsLynuP It is a mess. Harm reduction is not in it. It confuses terms like drug use, drug use disorders, drug dependence, drug abuse, and drug misuse. I hope it can be […]


Query on the Black Ribbon Movement

Yesterday the [him] moderator made a posting on issues within the Ministry of Health, prompting this anonymous query: ++++++++++++++++++ The author brings up the Black Ribbon Movement as opposing the militarization of the ministry, but doesn’t really tell us whether the movementt was successful; a Reuters article from August suggests that it was: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-health-idUSKCN0QH1X420150812 “”Myanmar’s […]


Health Ministry burdened

I certainly have never seen an op ed in English that so bravely puts out the problems of the Ministry of Health into print. The author lists bureaucracy and lack of vision in management, few human resources, low wages, and brain waste as issues to be tackled. Those of us who work in health have […]


Yangon Children's Hospital

Will Canada give more to a hospital in Yangon, support UHC for everyone, or both? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Continuing Canadian support for the Yangon Children’s Hospital Melanie de Klerk Global News – Canada undated YANGON, Myanmar — A plaque with a Canadian maple leaf sits prominently at the entrance Yangon Children’s Hospital. It’s a reminder of […]


PrEP and The Pill

When I read about the introduction of PrEP I am often reminded of the introduction of the female condom. Here is a well written article on PrEP and The Pill. People like me who are cautious about PrEP are often silenced by overzealous PrEP promoters. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Lessons learnt from the history of contraception are […]


Nice photos

The Global Fund has wonderful colour photos that look good on the small screens of mobile phones. But there is not much else to learn from this feel-good post. http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/blog/2015-12-10_Support_for_People_Living_with_HIV_in_Myanmar/ Jamie

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