Phone number for verbal health care

It will be interesting to see where this phone number for verbal health care goes. How is it regulated? How is quality assured? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Bridging the healthcare gap Kywe Wa Dana Tun Myanmar Eleven Fri, 04/28/2017 – 18:27 For Swam Saung Oo and his colleagues, improving the nation’s health care is the key to […]


US aid cuts

Want to see what US aid cuts are coming? https://t.co/KcazfZcO3j Here is a leaked document. Jamie


Treatment as Prevention ® is almost dead

Treatment as Prevention ® is almost dead as a public health measure. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/infographics/power-of-antiretroviral-medicines It is absent on this UNAIDS infographic as there is no evidence from clinical trials that HIV treatment decreases incidence in the community. There are still a couple of trials going on. Long live HIV prevention. Jamie


Cut and paste for World Malaria Day

I know this posting is late for World Malaria Day. But the Myanmar Times did such a good job of cut and paste from the APLMA press release http://aplma.org/upload/aplma_media/WMD_Press%20Release_F.pdf that I had to take note. It would be good reporting to contact someone from Myanmar about malaria. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ No malaria in Asia Pacific by […]


Short course treatment for MDR TB in Myanmar

Short course treatment is now recommended for multiple drug resistance tuberculosis or MDR TB. http://bit.ly/2pYZ6pM Twenty months of treatment, a massive use of resources for the national TB programme in Myanmar, is not needed. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ How Heroes are Fighting Tuberculosis in Burma – and Winning Matt Grieger Medium 21 March 2017 Sa Aung Win […]


Hypertension or high blood pressure initiative

PSI and Pfizer will sponsor health worker training and blood pressure screening. Is that it? No prevention counselling? No treatment? Prevalence of hypertension has been found to be higher than one in four in Myanmar. And higher in urban than rural settings. https://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiFqNPLibzTAhVEuhQKHWocBvwQFggyMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Flink.springer.com%2Farticle%2F10.1186%2Fs12889-016-3882-3&usg=AFQjCNGnrEbEoXobFJ4l0MtytEAU-j0AYA Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ PSI And Pfizer Partner To Address Hypertension In Vietnam And […]


More on malaria

Good article on malaria. Two notes. Artemisinin resistance will not spread to Africa. It already arose there by itself. For the same reason it has appeared in Myanmar. Unregulated monotherapy. Louise de Gama is on the Regional Artemisinin Resistance Initiative. IMO it is a little disrespectful of Myanmar people to say: “The last person with […]


Back on Facebook

Health in Myanmar [him] is back on Facebook. Him Mod. Like, Friend, Follow, whatever. It is unilingual for now. http://www.facebook.com/him.mod.58 Here are two short articles on health from Eleven Media. Eleven is going to have to do a better job of indepth reporting on health issues. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ 60% annual deaths due to non-infectious diseases […]


Malaria surveillance study

This assessment of malaria surveillance shows there is still a lot of work to be done in Myanmar. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12936-017-1774-3?utm_content=buffer72ff2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer It is highly technical but the graphics say a lot. Only North Korea and Thailand have worse national data. Jamie


Deadly crimes during Thingyan

The bullshit on Thingyan deaths is piling up so fast you need wings to stay above it. Irrawaddy reports that the Ministry of Information reported that crimes over the four days of Thingyan killed 285 people. That is a lot of mortal crime. What could it possibly be? Any guesses? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Thingyan Deaths Halve […]


Thingyan road deaths

Was it just yesterday that I congratulated Myanmar for only 14 deaths in Myanmar reported by DVB. Now Mizzima reports the official toll is 285. This is disgraceful. What are the causes of death? It is almost the same number that died during Songkran in Thailand. There are more people, more vehicles, and more miles […]


Death toll during Thingyan

Congratulations, Myanmar, on this low death figure for Thingyan. Is there an official website with death, injury and crash totals? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ 14 dead, 150 injured during Thingyan DVB 17 April 2017 Fourteen people died in incidents related to this year’s Thingyan Water Festival in Burma, while at least 150 were injured, according to an […]

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