Minister talks about priorities

You can see the Minister of Health and Sports talk about priorities here: Jamie


What to do first in the event of snakebite

Snakebite continues to be a health problem for the many people in Myanmar who live in rural areas. http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005079 Here is a review of what to do FIRST. Jamie


What causes the most suffering in Myanmar?

Want to know what causes the most suffering in Myanmar? Go to https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/ Put Myanmar into the location, push DALYs, and then all ages and both sexes. Enjoy. Jamie


New UNFPA sexual health app

Good article. I need to ask a few questions about the new UNFPA sexual health app. Is sexual pleasure included? Is masturbation or self pleasure included? Is same sex orientation included? Is the human right to sexual expression in all its wonderful forms referred to? How about gender? Or is the sexual health app mostly […]


The word lifestyle has no place in public health

There is a weasel word creeping into the discourse on noncommunicable diseases NCDs. It is lifestyle. Lifestyle fails to capture the many facets of risk faced by people that may lead to noncommunicable diseases. Is a teenage girl eating the unhealthy diet provided by her mother following a ‘lifestyle’? Is a older man who has […]


First DHS results

First results from the first Myanmar DHS are in. http://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/PR78/PR78.pdf http://www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-pr78-preliminary-reports-key-indicators-reports.cfm Somewhat helpful for those working in maternal and child health. Jamie


Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis may come to Myanmar from India. Climate Change Linked to Surge in Japanese Encephalitis in Northeast India Mosquito-borne illness outbreaks naturally depend on the weather and some years there are more cases than others. The impact of climate change is still speculative. Jamie


New treatment centres opened

People who have an interest in evidence-informed treatment for people with drug use disorder will be watching these centres. If human rights are abused or nonscientific methods are used, we will come to know. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Four drug rehab centres to open in December Khin Su Wai Myanmar Times Wednesday, 19 October 2016 A 300-bed […]


Young women who sell sex

Interesting case study of action on behalf of young women who sell sex in Mawlamyaing http://aidsdatahub.org/sites/default/files/publication/Myanmar_case_study_upholding_the_rights_of_young_women_who_sell_sex_2016.pdf Jamie


Big Tobacco protects its interests in Myanmar

Make no mistake. Big Tobacco is going to do all it can to protect its interests. http://seatca.org/dmdocuments/TII%20Index%202016.pdf When people ask me what is the most impactful action to prevent noncommunicable diseases in Myanmar, the answer is easy. Decrease tobacco use. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Tobacco industry still thwarting governments in South-East Asia Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance […]


Road safety

Road safety is a challenge. Road injuries, over half of which involve pedestrians, are a major cause of death and disability in Myanmar. There are issues with drivers, of course. Poor skills, poor judgement, a new driving culture, and alcohol. But the road issues also play a part. The Yangon NayPyiTaw highway was engineered very […]


UHC in Myanmar

It is Universal Health Coverage or UHC, not universal care. This article outlines the announcement of the beginning of a UHC process and health system planning. This is critical for Myanmar. Here is an early planning document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4w67i7t07s9c9v/Plan.pdf?dl=0 Everyone who cares about the health and wellbeing of the people of Myanmar will want to to […]

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