Myanmar doctors are under fire from the military and covid-19 - Krishna G, Howard S.
Myanmar's doctors are under violent attack from its occupying government as the covid-19 pandemic rages. Even in a country with a history of politicising healthcare, the six months since the Tatmadaw armed forces seized power in Myanmar on 1 February h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SII gets nod to send Covid vaccines to Nepal, Bangaldesh, Myanmar, bulk to AstraZeneca; Bharat Biotech to Iran
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on September 20 announced that India will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Terrifying': Facebook whistleblower cites violence in Myanmar and Ethiopia, spying by China and Iran
During much-anticipated testimony Tuesday before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics and significance of "green snake" bites in Myanmar, especially by the pit vipers Trimeresurus albolabris and Trimeresurus erythrurus - Thein MM, Rogers CA, White J, Mahmood MA, Weinstein SA, Nwe MT, Thwin KT, Zaw A, Thant M, Lin Oo SS, Gyi KM, Warrell DA, Alfred S, Peh CA.
Snakebite is an important problem in Myanmar. Regionally, bites by Eastern Russell's vipers, Daboia siamensis (Viperidae, Viperinae), and monocled cobras, Naja kaouthia are considered medically important, but those categorised as "green snake" bites are no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

U.S. court orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content records for genocide case
A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN day for democracy: taking action with Myanmar
Tomorrow, 15 September, marks the UN day for democracy. It’s a moment to review the state of democracy around the world and to encourage governments to strengthen their democratic institutions and processes. This year in particular marks a fragile point in the fight for democracy. Myanmar’s democracy has collapsed after 10 years of democratic process. In February, the military seized control, claiming widespread voter fraud after a landslide election victory by the National League for Democracy. The United Nations General Assembly is set to meet and decide the fate of Myanmar’s representation at the UN. W...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News international Source Type: news

Afghanistan ’s Girls Need our Unwavering Support in Education
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Sep 9 2021 (IPS) The Taliban takeover of government in Kabul is just days old, and the eyes of Afghans and the world are cautiously watching and hopeful to see them stand by their word and ensure that girls’ education be promoted and protected. Yasmine SherifTwenty years ago, under the Taliban regime which prevailed from 1996 to 2001, schooling for girls was banned, although private home-based classes for girls were allowed in some parts of the country. From 2001 onwards the enrolment of girls and boys in schools saw steady gains in Afghanistan, accompanied by a large intake of female teac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (EC Source Type: news

Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 2021 (IPS) Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking to the borders with neighbouring Pakistan and Iran, tens of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country once more. Events are unfolding at speed. The Taliban are establishing a central government in the capital to fill the void of the collapsed western-backed administration, but they do not control all the country as the protracted civil war enters a new stage. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says that in its “worst case scenario” it is preparing for around 5...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Myanmar ’s Monks, Leaders of Past Protests, Are Divided Over the Coup
Some senior members of the Buddhist clergy have given their blessing to the generals in power. But hundreds of lower-ranking monks have... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar says Rohingya minority will get COVID-19 vaccine
A spokesman for Myanmar’s military-installed government says COVID-19 vaccines will be given to members of the country’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Roundup: ANDHealth receives $14M in gov't funding, Zhongchao launches ovarian cancer patient management platform and more briefs
Also, digital health firms in Myanmar and the Philippines are offering free virtual doctor consultations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ex-Myanmar military leader Than Shwe recovers from COVID-19
The former longtime military ruler of Myanmar, Than Shwe, and his wife have been released from a capital city hospital after both being successfully treated for COVID-19, a hospital official said (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Social determinants of mental health among Karen refugees from Burma - Kim W, Kim I, Lin L, Baltimore K, Lin L.
Extant literature has documented a higher level of mental health issues among refugee populations compared with that of the general population. Mental health problems may significantly decrease refugees' quality of life and interfere with a successful tran... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

21,600-mile bike ride organised by UK GP raises £21,000 for medical care in Myanmar
A charity bike ride organised by a UK GP that covered 21,600 miles has raised £21,000 to support healthcare in Myanmar. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

Ethnic health care systems strained in Myanmar amid pandemic
Independent ethnic organizations that have been providing health care in Myanmar after the collapse of the country's central health system are now facing serious challenges of their own (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Britain urges halt to Myanmar clashes to allow vaccination
The United Kingdom is calling for an immediate and sustained pause in clashes and unrest that have followed the military takeover in Myanmar in order to allow vaccinations against a third wave of COVID-19 that is ravaging the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Myanmar: COVID-19 third wave has hit like a ‘tsunami’, warns WFP
The World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday that it is facing a 70 per cent funding shortfall in Myanmar, where millions face growing food insecurity. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in the perinatal period: findings from the Thailand-Myanmar border - Fellmeth G, Nosten S, Khirikoekkong N, Oo MM, Gilder ME, Plugge E, Fazel M, Fitzpatrick R, McGready R.
We report data on suicidal ideation from migrant and refugee women living on the Thailand-Myanmar border. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increasing Revenue & Protecting Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that tobacco use claims about eight million lives a year. Credit: WHOBy Hana Ross and Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortorCAPETOWN / BANGKOK, Aug 2 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on millions of families and damaged the economy of countries around the globe. Rich countries with higher vaccination rates have opened up their economy ahead of poor countries that are still struggling to fight the pandemic. Yet, there is a simple recipe to boost the population’s health and increase revenue to pay for vaccines and economic recovery. This simple recipe calls for just ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Hana Ross and Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Myanmar's military ruler declares himself Prime Minister, pledges to hold elections by 2023
Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar: State of emergency extended with coup leader as PM
Gen Min Aung Hlaing takes on the new title and says emergency rule may last until August 2023. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar swimmer sacrificed Tokyo Olympics dream after brutal military coup
Everything changed in the swimmer’s homeland when the military seized power six months ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon
As COVID-19 deaths rise in Myanmar, allegations are growing that the military government is using the coronavirus pandemic to consolidate power and crush the opposition (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Myanmar leaders 'weaponizing' COVID-19, residents say
As COVID-19 deaths rise in Myanmar, allegations are growing that the military government is using the coronavirus pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

China closing county near Myanmar for mass virus testing
The Chinese government says everyone in a county in the southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Imprisoned Myanmar politician dies from COVID-19
The spokesperson for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party has died after being infected with the coronavirus in prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Myanmar Struggles in the Grip of Coup and Covid
People in Yangon queue for oxygen cylinders to treat COVID patients as a third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Myanmar. Credit: Sai TBy Sara PerriaROME, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) The third wave of Covid-19 is sweeping through Myanmar, from the high narrow buildings of the commercial capital Yangon to bamboo houses in rural areas. Ma Ni, not her real name, caught the virus in Yangon, infected by her husband and son. But no members of the family show up in the official numbers because they preferred to buy a home test instead of going to a hospital or a quarantine centre. “It’s been seven days with COVID now,&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Perria Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Commission Myanmar Yangon Source Type: news

Charities in Myanmar strained by soaring death tolls
Charity groups in Myanmar say the number of people dying in the country’s cities, which are facing a coronavirus surge and a shortage of oxygen to treat patients, has been climbing so quickly that they are struggling to keep up with funeral arrangements (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Battle for oxygen as coup-hit Myanmar faces its most severe Covid outbreak
Outbreak could not have come at a worse time, after military coup caused hospitals to collapse and threw vaccination campaign into chaosSee all our coronavirus coverageKhin Nwe Soe* went in a taxi, from factory to factory across Myanmar ’s main city of Yangon, desperately searching for oxygen tanks for her 21-year-old son. A home test had shown he had Covid-19. He was in pain, able only to lie down, and his oxygen levels had dropped as low as 90%.“She tried very hard, queuing at every place she could find, because her child needed it,” said Aye Myat Noe*, her daughter, who lives abroad but had called oxyg...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe, South-east Asia correspondent, and a reporter in Yangon Tags: Myanmar Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles
Myanmar is facing a a rapid rise in COVID-19 patients and a shortage of oxygen supplies, just as the country is consumed by a bitter and violent political struggle since the military seized power in February (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bridging the Gap and Crossing the Bridge
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) It may be a challenge, but it is also an absolute necessity: bridging the gap between international law and reality and quickly crossing the bridge to reach all crisis-affected children and youth left furthest behind. Inclusive and equitable quality education is the right of every girl and boy and the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Yasmine SherifIn fact, there are multiple challenges to overcome: in 2020, in countries of emergencies and protracted crisis – further hit by COVID-19 – the United Nations also...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Migration & Refu Source Type: news

Chinese locks down border town as Myanmar battles outbreak
Authorities have locked down a Chinese city bordering Myanmar, shutting most businesses and requiring residents to stay at home as a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 expanded (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chinese city on Myanmar border locked down in new outbreak
Authorities have locked down a Chinese city bordering Myanmar, shutting most businesses and requiring residents to stay at home as a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 expanded (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics
In Myanmar, the military has declared war on health care workers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Internal consistency of sway measures via embedded head-mounted accelerometers: implications for neuromotor investigations - Lapointe AP, Ritchie JN, Vitali RV, Burma JS, Soroush A, Oni I, Dunn JF.
In this study, we evaluate the reliability of sway metrics derived from these accelerometers in a standard eyes-open balance a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The junta overthrew the government they represented. What happens next for Myanmar's diplomats in limbo?
In a townhouse on a leafy New York street, a political coup thousands of miles away has split the office in two. Downstairs, staffers at... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe and barrier free model city development in Pindaya towards SDG 2030 [conference abstract] - Lwin AMM.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 2F.001 Context This project was agreed with community at Pindaya City, place of Danu ethnic tribe from Myanmar, to be long term continuing project from 2019-2030 for achie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

An evaluation of the school-based helmet program in Myanmar [conference abstract] - Kim P, Pham L, Im P, Rusden D, Vo M.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 6A.001 Context The road safety situation in Myanmar is deteriorating. It has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of road fatalities and injuries. The majority of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Confident in Its Impunity, the Myanmar Junta Ignores Diplomacy
The generals who seized power five months ago have shown no inclination to heed international pleas to reverse themselves, even as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US says 'all countries should be concerned' about arms sales to Myanmar junta
The United States said the international community should be "concerned" about arms sales to the military junta in Myanmar without... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. General Assembly Demands Myanmar Junta End Coup and Stop the Killings
A resolution adopted Friday by the General Assembly is the most widespread condemnation yet of the Feb. 1 coup, a sharp diplomatic slap... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International solidarity is key to opposing authoritarian regimes
UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea was joined by an all-female panel of trade unionists at the special delegate conference’s international rally which, for the first time, took place online. Delegates heard harrowing accounts of the threats faced by those challenging the legitimacy of authoritarian regimes, and leaders using the COVID-19 crisis as cover to tighten their grip on power. Ms McAnea opened the rally by providing a sobering overview of the oppression and violence meted out to trade unionists and vulnerable communities around the world in the wake of the pandemic – from Israel’s bombardme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference international Source Type: news

Displaced Rohingya navigate new parenthood in Bangladesh
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Kawser and Mohammed met in a Rohingya camp here in 2018 after being forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. “She had seen me with my siblings and my mother, whereas I got to know her through my brother. I was too shy to introduce myself in person,” Mohammed, 25, said. “She was too pretty for me, and I was not sure if I could handle her beauty.”   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi: Trial of ousted Myanmar leader begins
The leader ousted in an army coup faces a range of charges including owning unlicensed walkie-talkies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The healthcare crisis in Myanmar - how UK GPs can help
Dr Jim Brockbank from Myanmar UK GP Health Action provides an update on how the military coup is affecting doctors in Myanmar and explains a new fundraising initiative to help support health and education projects in the country. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Opinion Source Type: news

Myanmar military junta charges Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption
Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with corruption by the country's military junta, state media... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar Junta Formally Charges Aung San Suu Kyi With Corruption
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news