Diabetes care

Has the PEN pilot been evaluated? Where can we find the evaluation report online? Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Diabetes health care to be expanded Myint Kay Thi Myanmar Times 17 Nov 2017 Primary health care services covering diabetes will be implemented in 70 townships this year, and further expanded in designated zones of remote and rural areas, […]


A comment on my post without comment

My post without comment yesterday has led to a comment from a reader. Brilliant. Jamie +++++++++++++++++ In 2017 the Government was collecting input from INGOs for the Kofi Annan commission a few weeks before the commission recommendations came out. A respected INGO from health sector with operations in Rakhine observed that staff from Ministry of […]


Posted without comment

Posted without comment. Jamie ++++++++++++++++++ Health treatment must be provided without discrimination in Rakhine: Ministry Ei Thinzar Kyaw Eleven 01/11/2018 – 19:05 The Ministry of Health and Sports has announced that it will ensure that health care is provided equally to people living in Rakhine State without discrimination based on race, religion, gender or citizenship. […]


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 […]

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