Women who inject drugs

What proportion of people who inject drugs in Myanmar are women? How many women who inject are being reached by this AHRN effort? Jamie +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Women who inject drugs: a hidden population Three MDG Fund 17 January, 2018 In Myanmar, women are less likely than men to use and inject drugs. However, stigma, gender stereotypes […]


The Union in Myanmar

The Union has 47,000 people on HIV antiretroviral treatment. “The Union works with tens of thousands of patients whose lives depend on the treatment services we provide.” Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ “In Myanmar, The Union works with tens of thousands of patients whose lives depend on the treatment services we provide. Our direct responsibility lies with those […]


5 PC Initiative grants

Are any community based groups in Myanmar interested in apply for 5PC grants? Start the process now. http://www.initiative5pour100.fr/en/ Jamie


Livestream of Bangkok Symposium

The Bangkok Symposium is being livestreamed. http://www.hivnat.org/bangkoksymposium/livestream Tune in right now if you want to keep up with developments in HIV. Jamie


Pamphlet on HIV treatment

Here is a pamphlet on HIV treatment produced by ICAP. https://www.dropbox.com/s/90lpviic662bmer/iCAP.JPG?dl=0 Are there more? Are they online? Jamie


New ART centre in Yangon

I’m not sure what extra value this ART centre adds over other ART centres in Yangon. Though it is good to hear that coverage of antiretroviral treatment for HIV in Myanmar 60% by midyear 2017. How many people initiated treatment since June? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ ART centre opens in Yangon Central Women’s Hospital Myint Kay Thi […]


Cancer project

The word prevention occurs once in this report on the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) activities in Yangon. Does anyone know what prevention is being planned or implemented? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Anti-cancer NGO to assist Yangon develop programme Eleven Fri, 11/17/2017 – 16:51 Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. The Union […]


A new TB building

A new TB building. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Mandalay gets new TB treatment facility Myint Kay Thi Myanmar Times 27 November 2107 A NEW tuberculosis treatment facility in Mandalay was turned over to the health ministry on Saturday to further boost Myanmar’s fight against the deadly but curable disease, the Three Millenium Development Goal Fund management office […]


Rosy picture

Rosy indeed. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Vaccination campaign paints rosy picture of health care in Rakhine State The Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office undated With nationwide vaccination against encephalitis on 15 November, children under 15 in Maungtaw Township also received the vaccination. Myanmar’s 14 million of children including 1 million children in 17 townships […]


Minister: No medical research in Rakhine

Minister: No medical research in Rakhine Myint Kay Thi Myanmar Times 9 January 2018 Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) Minister Myint Thwe on Thursday warned local and international organisations against conducting medical research in troubled northern Rakhine State without securing the approval of pertinent government agencies. He said that research studies conducted in Rakhine […]



I think this is *not* an example of the quality of posters at the 46th Myanmar Health Research Congress 2018. https://www.dropbox.com/s/7pdhajjawiygwba/one%20page.pdf?dl=0 This poster is overtly racist. The Global New Light of Myanmar is proving true to form. Jamie


Official health stats

The official public health statistics published by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar last year are worth digging in to. https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Public_Health_Statistics_Report2014-2016_web.pdf Jamie

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