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

China Boosts Support for Myanmar Army, Countering U.S. Sanctions
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN warns of ‘mass deaths’ in Myanmar after 100,000 flee fighting
UN says people fleeing army’s ‘indiscriminate attacks’ in eastern Kayah State are in dire need of food and water. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Displacement, violence, and mental health: evidence from Rohingya adolescents in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - O'Connor K, Seager J.
This study exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Flynn denies suggesting that Myanmar-style coup 'should happen' in US
Michael Flynn denied suggesting that a Myanmar-style coup "should happen" in the U.S. after coming under fire for making a remark at a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise of armed civilian groups in Myanmar fuels fears of full-scale civil war
Dozens of grassroots people’s defence forces have emerged to take on brutal military (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Echoing QAnon forums, Michael Flynn appears to suggest a Myanmar-style coup should happen in the United States
Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, appeared to endorse a Myanmar-style coup in the United... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should happen' in US
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser in the Trump administration, appeared to call for a Myanmar-like coup to take place in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup ‘should happen’ in U.S
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn said over the weekend that a Myanmar-like coup -- in which the military overthrew a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners
For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poets in Myanmar Are Killed After the Coup
More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A gun battle erupted on Sunday between Myanmar security forces and an alliance of armed ethnic groups opposed to February's coup, at a...
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar: The small embattled town that stood up to the army
Mindat put up tenacious resistance to the Burmese army but is now in desperate need of help. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health of adolescents in Myanmar: a systematic review of prevalence, determinants and interventions - Carroll D, Wulan N, Swe ZY, Myint AA, Sanda S, Lwin AM, Oo T, Khaing LL, San CC, Tun WPP, Cini K, Win PM, Azzopardi P.
Adolescence is a developmental phase where mental disorders typically manifest and where platforms for response (including schools and health services) change rapidly. However, data to inform public mental health responses are limited, including in countri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

At Miss Universe pageant, Myanmar ’s contestant urges the world to speak out against the military junta, pleads "our people are dying"
Myanmar's Miss Universe contestant, Thuzar Wint Lwin, used the pageant on Sunday to urge the world to speak out against the military... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar poet dies after detention, body returned with organs removed
Mr Khet Thi was at least the third poet to die during protests since the Feb 1 coup. . Read more at straitstimes.com. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry
Credit: UN Women/Olivia OwenBy Eugenia Shevchenko, Lotte-Marie Brouwer and Minji Kwag*BANGKOK, Thailand, May 3 2021 (IPS) The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea of when they can return. Actually, the pandemic has merely exacerbated the existing stereotypes about the role of women, who are reflexively expected to take care of their family members,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eugenia Shevchenko - Lotte-Marie Brouwer - Minji Kwag Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Several dead as Myanmar security forces fire at protesters calling for 'spring revolution'
Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days, killing at least five people on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explosions blasted off throughout Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Saturday as protesters held flash marches for democracy, defying a...
Bomb blasts and flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report
The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who starved and abused her Myanmar maid to death seeks to avoid life imprisonment
The housewife who repeatedly abused, starved and killed her maid from Myanmar is seeking to have her most serious charge further... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sustainability-peace nexus in crisis contexts: how the Rohingya escaped the ethnic violence in Myanmar, but are trapped into environmental challenges in Bangladesh - Ahmed S, Simmons WP, Chowdhury R, Huq S.
Because of ethnic and cultural violence in Myanmar, approximately a million Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh starting from August 2017, in what the UN has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Those arriving in Bangladesh were able to esc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news