Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, 45 percent of new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That
When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 emerged this fall, governments across East and Southeast Asia returned to a tried-and-true strategy to stop it: They doubled down on border restrictions. Japan banned entry for nearly all foreigners—including students who had already been admitted to universities. The Philippines barred foreign nationals arriving from countries with local Omicron cases. Thailand ended programs that allowed tourists to enter without quarantine. But border closures did not stop the arrival of the Omicron variant. Multiple countries across Asia are reporting spiking infections. Japan’s COVID-19...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Women's intergenerational intimate partner violence and household child abuse in Burma (Myanmar) - Miedema SS, Kyaw AT.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse are prevalent in Burma (Myanmar). However, gaps exist in our understanding of intergenerational cycles and co-occurrence of violence, and whether patterns of violence vary by women and children's life course ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces six years in jail after new sentences -source
A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Monday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail on charges including possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, a source familiar with the... #aungsansuukyi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison
#suukyi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to another four years in prison on Monday, the second round of verdicts against the Nobel prize winner. #aungsansuukyi #civilianleader #nobel (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar military reverts to strategy of massacres, burnings
BANGKOK — When the young farmhand returned to his village in Myanmar, he found the still smoldering corpses in a circle in a burned-out hut, some with their limbs tied. The Myanmar military had... #farmhand #hut #burnings (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar Military Employs Massacres And Scorched Earth Tactics Against Opponents
#scorchedearth (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar massacre: Save the Children confirms 2 aid workers among at least 35 killed in Christmas Eve attack
Save the Children confirmed two of its staff were among at least 35 people killed​ in a Christmas Eve attack​ in eastern Myanmar. #massacre #savethechildren #christmaseve #aidworkers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrified' UN official condemns reported killings in Myanmar
Residents and a human rights group working in the area of an attack said soldiers had killed at least 35 civilians. #myanmarresidents #civilians #killings #humanrightsgroup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrified' U.N. official condemns reported killings of civilians in Myanmar
A senior U.N. official called on Myanmar authorities to investigate the reported killing of at least 35 civilians that opposition activists blamed on government soldiers, saying he was "horrified"... #oppositionactivists #killings #civilians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Save the Children humanitarians missing in Myanmar after Christmas Eve massacre
Two staff members of the Save the Children humanitarian organization have gone missing following a massacre of nearly 40 people in Eastern Myanmar by the Burmese military on Christmas Eve. #staffmembers #massacre #christmaseve #humanitarians #easternmyanmar #savethechildren (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Save the Children says 2 staffers are missing after a massacre in Myanmar
#massacre #savethechildren #staffers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar ’s Army Is Accused of Massacring Dozens of Civilians
At least 35 people were killed and their bodies burned, according to an international aid group and opponents of the military regime. #aidgroup #civilians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Save the Children workers missing after 30 villagers reportedly massacred by Myanmar troops
Two members of international humanitarian group missing after killings in Kayah state #killings #savethechildren #kayahstate #villagers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 30 reported killed, Save the Children staff missing, in Myanmar attack
At least 30 people, including women and children, were killed in the eastern Myanmar state of Kayah on Friday, according to the Karenni Human Rights Group, with two members of international... #kayah #savethechildren #karennihumanrightsgroup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Women, children among dozens killed in Myanmar
BANGKOK — Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be women and children, fatally shot more than 30 and set the bodies on fire, a witness and other reports said Saturday.... #massacre #villagers #moso #kayahstate #christmaseve #governmenttroops #hpruso #mdash #myanmarbangkok (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women and children among dozens reported killed in Myanmar massacre
A witness who spoke to the Associated Press said the bodies were tied up with rope and set on fire. #associatedpress #massacre (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 30 killed, bodies burnt in Myanmar's Kayah state
More than 30 people, including women and children, were killed and their bodies burnt in Myanmar's conflict-torn Kayah state on Friday, according to a local resident, media reports and a local... #humanrightsgroup #kayahstate #kayah (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Women, children among dozens killed in Myanmar
BANGKOK — Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be women and children, fatally shot more than 30 and set the bodies on fire, a witness and other reports said Saturday. #governmenttroops #myanmarbangkok #villagers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 30 killed, bodies burned in Myanmar ’s Kayah state
Human rights group says elderly people, women and children are among those killed by the military ruling Myanmar. #kayahstate #humanrightsgroup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar jade mine landslide leaves dozens feared dead
At least one person was killed and scores were missing after a landslide of dirt and rubble ripped down the waste heap of a Myanmar jade mine, sweeping workers searching for fragments of the gems... #landslide (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Very little chance of survival ’ for missing miners in Myanmar
At least 25 people were hospitalised, while 50 remain missing following a landslide at a jade mining site in Hpakant. #miners #hpakant #landslide #jademiningsite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar: At least one dead, 70 missing in jade mine landslide
Most of the victims are believed to be illegal jade miners prospecting for the semi-precious stone. #jademiners #landslide (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A pilot programme in Myanmar provides both menstrual health support and economic opportunity
(Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I ’m a long-distance dad so Covid was terrible – but it helped me let go of my guilt
I worried so much about not seeing my son, who lives in Canada, during Covid, but then I realised that he was fine – and being very well looked afterGetting to Canada from the UK in August 2020 was a faff, as you might expect mid-pandemic. There was lots of stress – tests and isolation, rules, regulations and forms. I was doing the preparations at my mum’s. She could see I was getting upset and insisted on taking over, assuming I was being pathetic. Within five minutes, she had lost it as well. Emotions were high in the days before I flew. This wasn’t j ust a holiday, but my chance – amid such...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Xand van Tulleken Tags: Parents and parenting Family Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

US imposes sweeping sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea
US says it wants to send a message that it will act against state repression of civilians. #civilians #northkorea (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Refugee Voices Matter – Nothing about Us, Without Us
By Anila Noor, Eliasib Amet Herrera and Shaza AlrihawiDisplaced, Dec 7 2021 (IPS) Over the past two years, the global refugee response has been tested. The world is being rocked by the greatest pandemic in over a century, while waves of refugees have fled from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Belarus, and Tigray. So, where do we go from here? Next week, the international community will convene to take stock of the successes and shortcomings of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), a unique multilateral mechanism built to ensure the protection of one of the most vulnerable populations. This marquee Compact is up for review, but unlike...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anila Noor - Eliasib Amet Herrera - Shaza Alrihawi Tags: COVID-19 Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar violence
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc , formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya... #metaplatformsinc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years
BANGKOK — A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating... #suukyi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trafficking, client and police violence, sexual risk and mental health among women in the sex industry at the Thai-Myanmar border - Decker MR, Meyer SR, Branchini Risko C, Abshir N, Mar AA, Robinson WC.
This study describes sex trafficking and associations with violence and health among female migrants in the sex industry in Mae Sot, Thailand. The mixed-methods study included a qualitative interview phase (n  = 10), followed by a cross-sectional survey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in jail: Reports
Court in Naypyidaw finds deposed leader guilty of incitement and of breaching COVID-19 rules. #suukyi #reportscourt #naypyidaw (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison
A court in Myanmar has sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison, according to a military spokesperson, in the first verdict against the Nobel Peace Prize winner... #aungsansuukyi #militaryspokesperson (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi ’s Trial in Myanmar: Live Updates
#aungsansuukyi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Military truck rams into group of Myanmar protesters in Yangon
Several people have been injured during a demonstration against the country's military rulers. #protesters #rulers #yangon #militarytruckrams (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatalities Reported After Military Truck Rams Protesters in Myanmar
Witnesses said soldiers also fired into the crowd and kicked wounded demonstrators, the latest in a series of confrontations in which the military’s behavior has infuriated citizens. #myanmarwitnesses #protesters #confrontations #demonstrators #militarytruckrams #fatalities (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five dead after Myanmar security forces ram car into Yangon protest - media
Five people were killed and at least 15 arrested after Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, local news portal Myanmar Now reported. #myanmarnow #protestmedia #yangon #securityforces (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Tobacco Industry Rides COVID-19 Pandemic as Countries Grapple for a Response
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in the developing world continue to grapple with basic issues such as securing sufficient vaccines and providing essential medical care for their sick. Many economies are in recovery mode as governments scramble to resuscitate them with recovery packages and build back better plans. In this mix, COVID-19 did not dent Big Tobacco’s profits as it exploited the pandemic and persuaded governments to treat cigarettes as “essential,” accept its charity, obtain perks such as tax breaks and treat ne...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Judge Delays Aung San Suu Kyi Trial in Myanmar
The civilian leader who was ousted in a coup is accused of inciting public unrest and faces a litany of other charges. She could be detained for the rest of her life. #civilianleader #aungsansuukyitrial #coup #unrest (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood abuse and its association with adults' mental health problems: a cross-sectional study among men and women in the Yangon Region of Myanmar - Aye WT, Lien L, Stigum H, Bjertness E.
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of emotional, physical and sexual childhood abuse, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to examine the association between childhood abuse and adult mental health problems, including mental distre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Government nod to commercial export of Covishield, Covaxin in view of sufficient stock
The government, earlier in October, had permitted the SII to export 10 lakh Covishield doses each to Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan military to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok after deal reached - Umma Party head
Sudan's military plans to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following weeks of unrest triggered by a coup, Fadlallah Burma Nasir, the head of the Umma Party, told Reuters. #ummaparty #abdallahamdok #coup #fadlallahburmanasir (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Address Unequal Access to Education During Pandemic
By Rebeca Rios-KohnDUBAI, Nov 18 2021 (IPS) In the whirl of effort nations are making to combat COVID-19, the powerful role that children and young people can play in overcoming the harmful effects of school closures is too easily overlooked. Children are making a difference on their own within their families, schools, and communities, while also joining forces with adults in countless compelling ways. Their efforts offer us all much hope and inspiration. But we need to do so much more to ensure they can all get back to school, and safely. At EXPO 2020 DUBAI, now underway after a postponement, the spotlight is on the gra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rebeca Rios-Kohn Tags: COVID-19 Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, Facebook still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and... #theassociatedpress #southeastasian #jakarta (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Myanmar, Danny Fenster, American Journalist, Gets 11-Year Sentence
Danny Fenster, who was arrested in May by the military government, was given the maximum sentence on Friday after being convicted on three charges, his employer said. #dannyfenster #militarygovernment (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US journalist Danny Fenster jailed for 11 years in Myanmar
Frontier magazine managing editor has been accused of a range of offences including incitement, sedition and ‘terrorism. #dannyfenster #myanmarfrontier (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in prison in Myanmar
A military court has sentenced American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison, his lawyer said on Friday. #dannyfenster #militarycourt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Danny Fenster: Myanmar court gives US journalist 11 years jail
A Myanmar military court has sentenced US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in jail. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news