Snakebite incidence in two townships in Mandalay Division, Myanmar - Mahmood MA, Halliday D, Cumming R, Thwin KT, Kyaw MMZ, White J, Alfred S, Warrell D, Bacon D, Naing W, Thein MM, Chit NN, Serhal S, Peh CA.
INTRODUCTION: The global incidence of snakebite is estimated at more than 2.5 million cases annually, with greater than 100,000 deaths. Historically, Myanmar has one of the highest incidences of venomous snakebites. In order to improve the health outcomes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Going Viral
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Gender-based violence among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a public health challenge - Hossain MM, Sultana A, Das A.
On August 25, 2017, the military and paramilitary forces of Myanmar launched "clearance operations" against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state of Myanmar. In the resulting humanitarian crisis, a M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) report estimated that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Southeast Asia is home to rich human genetic and linguistic diversity, but the details of past population movements in the region are not well known. Here, we report genome-wide ancient DNA data from 18 Southeast Asian individuals spanning from the Neolithic period through the Iron Age (4100 to 1700 years ago). Early farmers from Man Bac in Vietnam exhibit a mixture of East Asian (southern Chinese agriculturalist) and deeply diverged eastern Eurasian (hunter-gatherer) ancestry characteristic of Austroasiatic speakers, with similar ancestry as far south as Indonesia providing evidence for an expansive initial spread of Aust...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lipson, M., Cheronet, O., Mallick, S., Rohland, N., Oxenham, M., Pietrusewsky, M., Pryce, T. O., Willis, A., Matsumura, H., Buckley, H., Domett, K., Nguyen, G. H., Trinh, H. H., Kyaw, A. A., Win, T. T., Pradier, B., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Candilio, F., C Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

A quantitative study on body modification (neck ring wear) by Kayan women - 敦子, 清二.
Some Kayan women (a subgroup of the Karen People with Kayan as their native language), living in the most remote parts of Myanmar, continue the tradition of wearing very long and heavy brass coil neck rings throughout their lives. 10.6% of the female popul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Reaching “forgotten” Rohingya in Myanmar cut off from basic maternal care
DAR PAING, Myanmar– A deadly tropical storm, the first of the 2018 monsoon season, descended on Myanmar at the end of May, tearing apart hundreds of homes along the coast. As the storm pounded on her small shelter in Sittwe Township, 19-year-old Phu Tu Nee gave birth to her first baby.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

UN Involvement Essential in Any Potential Rohingya Repatriation
PHR is encouraged following the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the UN Development Programme with the Myanmar government. PHR is hopeful that the agreement will be a successful first step in establishing a framework for cooperation between the parties in order to ensure safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, and a lasting and sustainable solution to the oppression and violence suffered by communities living in Rakhine state. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Update on activities in Cox ’s Bazar
Field newsBangladesh: Update on activities in Cox ’s BazarMay 25, 2018Since August 25, 2017, more than 693,000Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar intoBangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine state. Combined with the Rohingya refugees already living in Bangladesh after fleeing previous outbreaks of violence, there are now more than 905,000 refugees in the sprawling Cox’s Bazar camps. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Where your hair extensions come from
Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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