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URGENT FIELD NEED - Deputy Head of Mission – Advocacy & Communications (Myanmar)
How to ApplyQualified applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (Subject:  MSF DepHoM application) to  rogier.van.helmond@newyork.msf.orgSuccessful candidates will be contacted for an interviewMSFLanguage English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Hundreds of Thousands of Rohingya Seek Refuge From Violence in Myanmar
Spurred by a campaign of targeted violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority, more than 620,000 refugees have fled Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh since August 25.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Hundreds of Thousands of Rohingya Seek Refuge From Violence in Myanmar
Field newsBangladesh: Hundreds of Thousands of Rohingya Seek Refuge From Violence in MyanmarNovember 21, 2017Since August 25, more than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh. Spurred by a campaign of targeted violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority, this massive exodus is just the most recent episode in a decades-long cycle of persecution and displacement. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Study finds all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid
(European Society for Medical Oncology) A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk factors for oral cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Solar lanterns light perilous path to shared toilets in Myanmar refugee camps
WAINGMAY, Myanmar – Khin Khin shudders when she thinks about walking in the dark from her shelter to the shared toilet. “I never feel safe to go to the toilet at night,” she said.In Myanmar, 1.5 million people have no toilet in their home or yard. A toilet is essential not only to their health and dignity, it also impacts their safety. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected me...
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

The Humanity behind Frontline Health Care
November 14, 2017The job is difficult, frustrating, risky —and immensely rewarding. TheFourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Healthbegan with six powerful accounts from the front lines of health care.Please don ’t rape me. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape me.This is what was going through Rushaana Gallow ’s mind in 2015 when one of the men who had climbed into her ambulance to rob it put his hand inside her shirt. She and another emergency medical technician had been prepping to take on a patient who was having chest pains in one of Cape Town, South Africa’s “red zones&...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Refugees Lack Menstrual Supplies and Private, Safe Toilets Refugees Lack Menstrual Supplies and Private, Safe Toilets
Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Refugees lack menstrual supplies and private, safe toilets
(Reuters Health) - Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aid groups struggle to improve dire conditions for Rohingya refugees
(Reuters Health) - More than a half-million Rohingya people have fled the latest wave of violence in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh, and most lack clean water, latrine facilities or even shelter from the elements, according to a Medicins Sans Frontiers physician based there. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How Terrible Were Things In Myanmar If This Is What They Chose? Why The Rohingya Crisis Is Headed For Disaster
BY JEREMIE BODIN - Since August 25, more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar ’s Rakhine state. But their suffering doesn't end when they reach their temporary new home. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Inside Asia, Contributor Source Type: news

Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace”
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2017 (IPS)As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since the renewal of violence on August 25, making it the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.Idriss Jazairy. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe UN warns that up to one million—representing the entire Muslim population of Rakhine state—could flee to the neighboring nation by the end of the year if the crisis continues.Rohingya ref...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Voices from the Violence
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Voices from the ViolenceOctober 23, 2017Since August 25 more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled targeted violence in Myanmar and sought safety across the border in Bangladesh, bringing the total of Rohingya refugees in that country to nearly a million. The new arrivals share horrific stories with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams about their villages being raided and burned and of widespread violence against civilians. They carry the scars from bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh:"It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"October 23, 2017Today in Geneva Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr. Joanne Liu spoke at a Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. Here, Dr. Liu describes her recent visit to Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee cri...
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Sexual violence devastating, humanitarian needs mounting in Rohingya crisis
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –“My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar ’s Rahkine State. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Myanmar Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Thanlwin Fried Bean Snack
Myanmar Wholesale of Maplewood, Minnesota is recalling all packages of Thanlwin brand Fried Bean Snack, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Thanlwin Fried Bean Snack was distributed nationwide thru ethnic retail grocery stores. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Need for Clean Water Is Still Extreme
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Need for Clean Water Is Still ExtremeOctober 18, 2017Since August 25 more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived inBangladesh following a wave of targeted violence in neighboring Myanmar ’s Rakhine state. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert Paul Jawor recently returned from southeast Bangladesh. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh ’ s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

"If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: "If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence
Women and children who escaped the brutal violence in Myanmar wait for aid at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Parvez Ahmad Faysal/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 2017 (IPS)Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.Three weeks ago, when she was still in her home in Hpaung Taw Pyin village in Myanmar, she was raped by a group of soldiers as houses burned, people fled and gunfire shattered the air.“I have been working as a human rights activist for the last 20 years but never heard of such an extrem...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh International Organization for Migration (IOM) Myanmar Rape Rohingyas U.N. High Source Type: news

UN starts cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees
UN agencies and Bangladesh's Health Ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the waterborne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya
U.N. agencies say they have begun a "massive cholera immunization campaign" to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "People are in Need of Profound Help"
Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: "People Have Lost Everything"
Following a wave of targeted violence against ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bangladesh: "A Tiny Bit More Bad Luck and We ’ll Have an Epidemic on our Hands"
Voice from the FieldBangladesh:"A Tiny Bit More Bad Luck and We ’ll Have an Epidemic on our Hands"October 05, 2017Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years. Conditions are dire for these refugees, most of whom have little or no access to safe water, essential supplies, or medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Refugees in Bangladesh: "If This is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
Voice from the FieldRefugees in Bangladesh:"If This is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"October 05, 2017Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years. Conditions are dire for these refugees, most of whom have little or no access to safe water, essential supplies, or medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: "If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugee Crisis:"If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"October 05, 2017Following a wave of targeted violence against ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine state,Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboringBangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

A Beauty Queen Says She Was Dethroned After Making a Video on the Rohingya Crisis
A Myanmar beauty queen claims she has been defamed and unceremoniously dethroned over a video she made commenting on ethnic and religious violence in her country’s volatile west. Shwe Eain Si, a 19-year-old pageant runner-up, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title, as well as her eligibility to compete in an upcoming pageant after she waded into politically charged waters. In the video, Shwe Eain Si blamed the crisis, which has sent more than 509,000 refugees fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, on Rohingya militants. The video sets graphic images of mutilated bodies to a piano accompaniment as the beauty contestant s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized Burma myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

‘A Human Rights Nightmare.’ U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to Halt Anti-Rohingya Operations
(UNITED NATIONS) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, calling the crisis “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.” The U.N. chief warned that the humanitarian crisis is a breeding ground for radicalization, criminals and traffickers. And he said the broader crisis “has generated multiple implications for neighboring states and the larger region, including the risk of inter-communal strife...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

Horrific accounts of sexual violence against Rohingya ‘ just tip of the iceberg ’ – UN agency
Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “ just the tip of the iceberg, ” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of assistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news