10
Aug

Six minutes of weirdness on H1N1

Six minutes of weirdness on H1N1 from WHO. Burmese language subtitles. !!! Jamie

9
Aug

Relevant for Myanmar

Please take a look at some of the material that Scott Berry is posting. http://www.sbchealthnet.com/ Much of it is relevant for health in Myanmar. Jamie

8
Aug

Myanmar leads the world in rabies

Myanmar leads the world in rabies. http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005424 Comments? Jamie

7
Aug

H1N1 WHO recommendations for Myanmar

Here are H1N1 WHO recommendations for Myanmar. 1 Wearing face masks in public is not recommended. 2 Wash your hands. 3 Practice cough/sneeze hygiene. 4 Keep a distance between you and others. You can read them yourself: http://www.who.int/ith/diseases/si_iAh1n1/en/ … http://www.who.int/…/sw…/frequently_asked_questions/what/en/ … #H1N1 @WHO recommendations for #Myanmar 1 Wearing face masks in public is not recommended. […]

7
Aug

New UNAIDS data

Have you seen the data on Myanmar from the new UNAIDS report? https://www.dropbox.com/s/08rsilwv8qa40wo/mm%20page%20from%20data%20book.pdf?dl=0 Good on Myanmar for increasing treatment access. A few questions, of course. How was it determined that all adults on HIV treatment have achieved viral suppression? Is there universal access to viral load testing? Why is the CD4 threshold still 500 one […]

2
Aug

Burden of disease in Burmese language

Although everyone is focused on H1N1 these days, there are other health issues to consider. Have you seen the Global Burden of Disease treemap in the Burmese language? Home You can move your mouse over the diagramme for more information. Noncommunicable diseases are the main cause of DALYs. Jamie

1
Aug

Another lung problem

H1N1 is important. Here is a report on another lung problem. Read a report on tobacco in Southeast Asia. http://seatca.org/?p=11483 Tobacco taxation increases are needed. What is stopping Myanmar from doing this? Jamie

31
Jul

Screening and treatment of cervical cancer

Even in the time of H1N1, there are other health issues to think about. There is a vaccine to prevent cancer of the cervix or cervical cancer. HPV vaccine. Unless HPV vaccine is included in the national immunisation programme, cervical cancer will continue to occur and screening and treatment will continue to cost families and […]

28
Jul

Betel + tobacco banned in Sri Lanka

Here is a lesson in the making from Sri Lanka. It banned betel+tobacco but not betel alone. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Chewing betel with tobacco and arecanut banned from today Daily Mirror, Columbo 2017-07-19 08:12:11 Using tobacco and arecanut in betel quids apart from smokeless Tobacco Products and mixtures that contain tobacco would be banned from today, […]

27
Jul

What to do about H1N1 today

Now is not the time to panic about H1N1. Though it is bound to get a lot worse. Myanmar Asks WHO to Help Fight H1N1 Virus I am impressed with the Minister of Health and Sports for his openness in dealing with H1N1. I can’t help contrasting this response with the closed way SARS was […]

27
Jul

Report card on HIV progress in Asia

You know I often complain that big glossy documents are too big to easily download in Myanmar. Here is one. The new UNAIDS progress report: http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/Global_AIDS_update_2017_en.pdf But I’ve ripped one page from it so you can just open Page 127 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj7q05z1zyocqm1/report%20card.pdf?dl=0 Page 127 has a report card for countries in Asia. You can clearly see […]

26
Jul

Comments on aid cuts

A few days back I noted that the number of donors to the 3 MDG Fund had decreased. Australia is out. So is the EU. http://hivinfo4mm.org/donors-depart-the-3mdg-fund/ Some anonymous thoughts from readers: The Australia DFAT decision is not a recent one. Although Fund Managers and remaining donors to 3MDG Fund did not publicise it to save […]

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