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Factors influencing fire, earthquake, and cyclone risk perception in Yangon, Myanmar - Fernandez G, Tun AM, Okazaki K, Zaw SH, Kyaw K.
This study investigated the factors that influence fire, earthquake, and cyclone risk perception in Yangon, Myanmar. In a survey, 199 respondents (85 males and 114 females, mean age 51 (SD 12), age range 17-80) rated seven risk perception items on a Likert... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Establishment of flood damage function models: a case study in the Bago River Basin, Myanmar - Win S, Zin WW, Kawasaki A, San ZMLT.
This paper derives flood damage function models based on the relationships between flood inundation parameters and damage-aggravating factors for two land use categories: residential and agricultural. This case study considers the Bago River Basin in Myanm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

For Rohingya refugees, imminent surge in births is traumatic legacy of sexual violence - special report
Late last year, as violent repression in Myanmar sent Rohingyas fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, women from the mainly Muslim minority were subjected to what a United Nations official called “a frenzy of sexual violence”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PHR Joins Call for Myanmar Referral to ICC
PHR joins the voices calling on the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to carry out an independent, transparent, and swift investigation into atrocities committed against the Rohingya people, in order to prosecute and bring those accountable to justice. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: "Bracing for the worst" as the rainy season approaches
Field newsRohingya refugees in Bangladesh:"Bracing for the worst" as the rainy season approachesMay 07, 2018As the mass exodus of Rohingya people fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar ’s Rakhine state continues, refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh are struggling to provide the necessary space and resources to new arrivals. The already dire situation is further complicated by the impending rainy season, which stands to cause catastrophic flooding and threaten access to safe water and sanitation services throughout the sprawling camps. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Washington Post: Asia & Pacific Rohingya Refugees Who Fled Massacres in Burma Face Another Lethal Force: The Monsoon.
Washington Post: Asia& Pacific Rohingya Refugees Who Fled Massacres in Burma Face Another Lethal Force: The Monsoon.May 04, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing for the upcoming monsoon season and potential disease outbreaks, such as cholera, in Bangladesh's refugee camps where many Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar have settled.View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

Disaster risk reduction in Myanmar - Joob B, Wiwanitkit V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1
April 26, 2018Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good —and how we do evil.If you ’ve been within shouting distance of the news lately, you know that privacy and data are on a lot of people’s minds.Who has access to your digital life? What should they be allowed to do with it? What power are our facts giving to those with the resources to aggregate them?And what about when the facts aren ’t really facts?Fake news is doing more than influencing elections and making your in-laws post troubling memes on their timelines. It ’s puttin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Physicians for Human Rights Reiterates Need for Investigation Before Any Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees
PHR is calling for international investigation, oversight, and protection in the wake of Myanmar ’s claim that it has repatriated the first Rohingya refugees from neighboring Bangladesh. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PHR Reiterates Need for Investigation Before Any Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees
PHR is calling for international investigation, oversight, and protection in the wake of Myanmar ’s claim that it has repatriated the first Rohingya refugees from neighboring Bangladesh. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good for far more than just smoothies, mango has a fascinating history
(Natural News) Mango (Mangifera indica), the fruit that is commonly known for making smoothies, not only has a fascinating history but also contains many health benefits. Mango is a tropical tree that is native to India and Myanmar, and has been cultivated since 2,000 BCE. Around 1,000 years ago, it was introduced to Africa, and to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firehawk < sup > ® < /sup > Gains Regulatory Approval in Myanmar
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - March 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Conflicts Force Up Global Hunger Levels
Almost 400,000 famine victims who fled to the Mogadishu for aid at the height of famine, are still living in one of the many refugee camps outside Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2018 (IPS)Largely driven by conflict, the number of hungry people has dramatically increased around the world, reversing decades of progress, according to a new report. Launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), the Global Report on Food Crises 2018 has exposed the worrisome scale and magnitude of today’s crises.&l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pediatric ocular injury secondary to a Burmese python bite - Behrens AW, Jones M, Lowery RS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Predictive factors for death after snake envenomation in Myanmar - Aye KP, Thanachartwet V, Soe C, Desakorn V, Chamnanchanunt S, Sahassananda D, Supaporn T, Sitprija V.
This study aimed to evaluate predictive factors for death from snake envenomation in Myanmar. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

WEBCAST - Beyond the Exodus: Rohingya Struggle for Survival
April 03, 2018Join Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for an in-depth discussion about one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian emergencies—the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar amidst a campaign of targeted violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nick Bayer Source Type: news

"Today I became a refugee": Rohingya Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh
New arrivals in Bangladesh describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar ’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya people remain.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say
A Rohingya refugee woman carries relief supplies to her makeshift shelter. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 2018 (IPS)In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar. Since violence renewed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.Often arriving to limited food and shelter, refugees have brought with them stories of serious human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual v...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Today I became a refugee": Rohingya Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh
Video"Today I became a refugee": Rohingya Continue to Arrive in BangladeshMarch 13, 2018Widespread and targeted attacks against the Rohingya community by Myanmar authorities starting in August 2017 drove nearly 700,000 refugees into Bangladesh over the past six months. Even today, people continue to cross the border seeking safety. New arrivals describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar ’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya remain. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

New generation of women saying: “Not yet”
FALAM, Myanmar – Kyae Nai, 23, has been married for two years and has one young child, in north-western Myanmar. “I want another child,” she said. “But not yet.”Ms. Kyae belongs to a trailblazing new generation of women in Myanmar who are making active choices about thetiming of their pregnancies. They have access to a wide range of modern contraceptives, and the information they need to decide which method is best for them. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

"No One Was Left": Violence Against the Rohingya in Myanmar
MSF report provides the clearest picture yet of widespread and targeted attacks against the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

"No One Was Left": Violence Against the Rohingya in Myanmar
Field news"No One Was Left": Violence Against the Rohingya in MyanmarMarch 09, 2018In the early hours of August 25, 2017, theMyanmar military launched “clearance operations” in Rakhine state, ostensibly in response to coordinated attacks by Rohingya armed groups on Border Guard Police outposts. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

From Burundi to Tanzania: Gloria's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Supporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Supporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's Story
VideoSupporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's StoryMarch 07, 2018Sexual violence can be opportunistic or organized. It can be a reason to flee, but also can be experienced along the journey at any stage of displacement.Ruksana, a midwife, has been working in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, for six years. In August 2017 her clinic started to see a sharp increase in patients who had suffered sexual violence among the new influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Why snakebite patients in Myanmar seek traditional healers despite availability of biomedical care at hospitals? Community perspectives on reasons - Schioldann E, Mahmood MA, Kyaw MM, Halliday D, Thwin KT, Chit NN, Cumming R, Bacon D, Alfred S, White J, Warrell D, Peh CA.
BACKGROUND: Snakebite is a major public health problem in many developing countries. Farmers are particularly exposed to snakes, and due to their rural location often experience delays in accessing formal healthcare. The reasons to use traditional healers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Giving Women Choices: Fouzia's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs India International Women's Day 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Source Type: news

From Syria to Jordan: Salma's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Monsoon Season Threatens More Misery for Rohingyas
Labourers urgently construct new roads ahead of the monsoon season in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong Rohingya camp. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Feb 28 2018 (IPS)More than half a million Rohingya refugees crammed into over 30 makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar in southeast Bangladesh face a critical situation as the cyclone and monsoon season begins in a few weeks’ time.The United Nations and international and local NGOs, along with the Bangladeshi government, have issued emergency calls to safeguard the population, especially those who are most vulnerable.Already burdened with the world’s largest...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Water & Sanitation Bangla Source Type: news

Keeping Jewelry Companies Accountable: Where Do Our Gold and Diamonds Come From?
Former “Blood Diamonds” now Provide Employment. Credit: Tommy Trenchard/ IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 2018 (IPS)How many people know where their gold and diamond jewelry comes from?How many people consider the human cost of its production? Not many consumers ask these questions, and, shockingly, neither do many of the world’s leading jewelry brands.It’s a trend that Human Rights Watch (HRW) is trying to change with a new social media campaign, #BehindTheBling.“We want people to think about where their jewelry comes from,” Jo Becker, Advocacy Director of the Children&rsqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news