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U.S. Considers Limiting Military Ties to Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis
The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME. In the past three weeks, more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their homes in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” “Until Burma’s security forces act in accordance with the rule of law and stop the violence and displacement, moving forward with such engagement will be diffic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Military myanmar Pentagon Source Type: news

TIME ’s Second Century
Hanging above my desk is a letter from the editors of TIME to my grandfather. An immigrant who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, he, like so many others of his era, was introduced to America through the pages of this magazine. Now and then, he returned the favor by introducing TIME’s editors to some of his own ideas–in this case with a dispatch (in rhyme!) pointing out that they had erred in using the word who instead of whom on a recent cover. TIME acknowledged in response that, grammatically speaking, it was “skating on very thin ice” but noted, citing H.L. Mencken, Noah Webster and Do’s, Don&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward Felsenthal Tags: Uncategorized TIME staff Source Type: news

Humanitarian struggle in Burma's conflict zones - Gyo M.
The Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT), a community- based health organization, provides primary health care to ethnic people in conflict, remote, and internally displaced areas, in Burma (aka Myanmar), controlled by ethnic armed organizations fighting a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2017 (IPS)After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country’s Rohingya community. Aung San Suu KyiIn a 30-minute televised address, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that her government does not fear “international scrutiny” over its management of the crisis in Rakhine.Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York, said she ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi Says She Doesn ’t Fear International Scrutiny Over Rohingya
(NAYPYITAW, Myanmar) — After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. She told the world that even with an estimated 412,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh in less than a month as their villages burned and hundreds were killed, the “great majority” of Muslims within the conflict zone stayed and that “more than 50% of their villages were intact.” The Nobel Peace laureate’s global image has been damaged by violence since Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar secur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robin McDowell / AP Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Myanmar: Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be Permitted
MSF is alarmed by the lack of access to health care for those remaining in Rakhine, many of whom depend on humanitarian aid for their survival.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Rohingya: A Trail of Misfortune
A burnt down house in a Rohingya village in northern Rakhine State, a result of sectarian violence in August 2017. Credit: Moe Zaw/VOA/public domainBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sep 18 2017 (IPS)Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh’s border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care, mostly for children and elderly people.In a desperate flight to escape brutal military persecution, men, women and children in the thousands have walked for miles, travelled on rickety fishing boats or waded through the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh Myanmar Rohingyas U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Source Type: news

Myanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be Permitted
Press releaseMyanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be PermittedSeptember 18, 2017NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017—International humanitarian organizations—including international staff—must be granted immediate, independent, and unfettered access to people in Rakhine state,Myanmar, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in the region, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Monday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Myanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be Permitted
Press releaseMyanmar: International Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State Must Be PermittedSeptember 18, 2017International humanitarian organizations —including international staff—must be granted immediate, independent, and unfettered access to people in Rakhine state, Myanmar, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in the region, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MS F) on Monday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Here Are the Nominees for the 2017 National Book Award
The National Book Foundation announced its long lists for the 2017 awards this week, with the final and most anticipated category — fiction — announced on Friday. The list includes past favorites, like Sing, Unburied, Sing author Jesmyn Ward — who won the award in 2011 for her last novel, Salvage the Bones — as well as newcomers like debut novelist Lisa Ko. The short list will come out on Oct. 4, and the winners will be announced in a ceremony on Nov. 15. Fiction Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing Daniel Alarcón, The King Is Always Above the People: Stories Charmaine Craig, Miss Burma Jen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books onetime timeshop Source Type: news

Schools Seek to Help Immigrants Amid Mixed Signals on DACA
(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling them to be hopeful but plan for the worst. Harvard University has opened a round-the-clock emergency hotline for immigrants in the program. The University of Illinois at Chicago has posted advice on what to do if federal agents show up on campus. UC Ber...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jocelyn Gecker and Sophia Tareen / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Amnesty Has ‘Irrefutable’ Evidence of an Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against the Rohingya
Amnesty International says it has conclusive proof Myanmar is operating a coordinated and systematic campaign to drive out its Rohingya population, a 1.1 million strong Muslim minority that has suffered decades of persecution in the Buddhist country. Analysis of active fire-detection data, satellite imagery, photographs and videos from the ground — as well as interviews with dozens of eye witnesses — reveals that security forces set more than 80 separate fires in the country’s troubled Rakhine State since fighting broke out on Aug. 25, according to an Amnesty press statement. More than 370,000 Rohingya ha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

Top Catholic Official in Myanmar Speaks Out on Treatment of Rohingya Muslims and the Risks of a Military Coup
As tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar and global criticism mounts over the civilian government’s silence on the crisis, the country’s top Catholic leader says that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi “should have spoken out.” Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Catholic archbishop of Yangon, says the people in Rakhine State face “immense” suffering, exacerbated by decades of neglect and mistreatment, for which there is no quick fix. “The world looks at Aung San Suu Kyi with the same lens with which it looked at her during her struggle for democracy,&rdquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma faith myanmar Pope Francis Rohingya The Vatican Source Type: news

MSF Statement Regarding the Humanitarian Crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar
Press releaseMSF Statement Regarding the Humanitarian Crisis in Rakhine State, MyanmarSeptember 13, 2017Karline Kleijer is the emergency operations manager for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF):   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi Plans to Skip U.N. Assembly As Pressure Mounts Over Rohingya Crisis
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who now leads Myanmar, plans to sit out this year’s U.N. General Assembly as her government faces growing criticism over its handling of a humanitarian crisis on the country’s western border, where about 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled military violence in recent weeks. Government spokesman Zaw Htay told Reuters that Suu Kyi, who delivered a landmark address at last year’s assembly as Myanmar’s first civilian leader in decades, “is trying to control the security situation, to have internal peace and stability, and to prevent the spread of communal confl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi myanmar onetime Rakhine Source Type: news

Myanmar Stands Accused of Ethnic Cleansing. Here ’s Why
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said Monday that recent violence committed by the state against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group in a predominantly Buddhist country, have been subjected to decades of persecution. The emergence last year of an insurgent Rohingya army has further deepened their misery; two separate and fatal attacks on state security forces — on Oct. 9, 2016 and Aug. 25, 2017 — each triggered devastating military reprisals characterized by extrajudi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Feliz Solomon Tags: Uncategorized Bangladesh myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Human Rights Chief Says the Rohingya Face Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar
(COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) — The U.N. human rights chief says violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entry, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Speaking at the start of a U.N. Human Rights Council session, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced how “another brutal security operation is underway in Rakhine state — this time, apparently on a far greater scale.” Zeid, a Jordanian prince, noted that the U.N. refugee agency has reported that 270,000 people have fled to neighboring Banglades...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

The Myanmar Army Is Being Accused of Laying Mines in the Path of Fleeing Rohingya
(COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) — Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday. Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. But there several cases that point to anti-personnel land mines or other explosives as the cause of injuries on the border with Bangladesh, where 300,000 Rohingya have fled in the past two weeks. AP reporters on the Bangladesh side of the borde...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds
Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh
New arrivals struggle to find space in the already-overcrowded Kutupalong camp, which saw over 16,000 new arrivals within a week of the outbreak of violence in Myanmar on 25 August 2017. Credit: UNHCR/Vivian TanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 9 2017 (IPS)A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said. In the last two weeks alone, an estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees had sought safety in Bangladesh amid escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.“The situation is very grav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

MSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Rohingya need humanitarian assistance as dire situation along Myanmar border gets worse.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Acute kidney injury following ingestion of henna leaf extract: a case report from Myanmar - Khine YY.
Alternative medicine is gaining popularity worldwide. In Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, herbal medicine plays an important role in healthcare. A 34-year-old man from Yangon, Myanmar, was admitted to the medical ward of our hospital after ingesting a he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

MSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Raises Concern About Conditions in Myanmar
Press releaseMSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Raises Concern About Conditions in MyanmarSeptember 06, 2017Kutupalong, Bangladesh—Rohingyarefugees who have fled toBangladesh are in urgent need of medical and humanitarian assistance, as an already dire situation along the border withMyanmar worsens, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Myanmar road safety situation 2015: an urgent issue for the nation (Safety-2016 abstract #862) - Santikarn C.
Background The estimated road traffic injury death rate in Myanmar increased rapidly from 15 per per 100,000 pop in 2013 to 20.3 in 2015. This recent death rate is 2nd only to Thailand within the Region. A great change from the 6th rank in 2013. Descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Factors influencing motorcycle accidents in nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (Safety-2016 abstract #514) - Lwin AMM, Win YY, Aung T, Lwin T.
Background Myanmar is one of the countries with high rates of road traffic accident morbidity and mortality in the world where injuries from motorcycle accidents contribute the highest incidence. Methods A hospital-based cross sectional descriptive stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Contraceptives reach rural women through pioneering system
Language UndefinedNAM KHOKE VILLAGE, Myanmar –Nan Aye Aye Lwin walked for three hours to reach the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre. When she arrived, in the late afternoon, the anxiety was apparent on her face.She has two children, she told the clinic ’s midwife, and does not want more, at least not now. But she was worried she could not afford contraceptives. Her husband is a seasonal labourer, and money is tight, she explained. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Myanmar H1N1 swine flu death toll rises to 10
YANGON (Reuters) - Four more people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, a health official said on Monday, taking the death toll in the latest outbreak to 10 as the government stepped up public awareness campaigns about the swine flu virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Myanmar tracks spread of H1N1 as outbreak claims sixth victim
YANGON (Reuters) - Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to track the spread of the virus known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Myanmar officials say 3 die of swine flu
Health officials in Myanmar say the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed three people out of 13 confirmed cases this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Myanmar reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on poultry farm: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Myanmar has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a farm in the southern Tanintharyi Region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from Myanmar's livestock ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

H1N1 virus infects 13 in Myanmar, suspected of killing one
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak of a virus also known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospital
YANGON (Reuters) - A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India, China, Pakistan among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections: UN report
In Asia and Pacific region, the majority of new infections are occurring in 10 countries led by India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietmnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot fuzz: the baby bird fossil that gives new meaning to ancient feathers
The discovery of a hundred-million-year-old specimen, beautifully preserved in amber, shows how the birds of yesteryear hatched fully prepared for takeoffWe ’re back with News from the World of Old Feathers, and Lida Xing and colleagues strike again. They describe a new amber specimen of a Cretaceous bird with parts of the head, feet and wings beautifully preserved. Why is this important? After all, we have seen feathers in amber before, we have seenwings of juvenile birds in amber and last year we even had a piece ofan actualdinosaur in amber. Haven ’t we reached peak amber? I like to think we have not*.What X...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hanneke Meijer Tags: Birds Fossils Science Evolution Animals Biology Wildlife Source Type: news

How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Snakes exhibit incredible evolutionary adaptations, including the ability to rapidly regenerate their organs and produce venom. The Castoe group at the University of Texas at Arlington studied these adaptations using genetic sequencing and advanced computing. Supercomputers of the Texas Advanced Computing Center helped the team identify a number of genes associated with organ growth in Burmese pythons, study secondary contact in related rattlesnake species, and develop tools to recognize evolutionary changes caused by natural selection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pharma Leads the Charge on NCDs
A disaster in slow motion; that is how Dr Githinji Gitahi, CEO of African health NGO AMREF, describes the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Long thought of as diseases of the richer countries, the threat of NCDs – including cancer, diabetes and hypertension – is growing in low-to-middle-income countries, which now account for three-quarters of the annual death toll of more than 40 million.A toxic mix of modernization, urbanization and lifestyle changes has seen this growth in NCDs in developing countries, a scenario that has already played out in developed countries, where smoking, alcohol, processed f...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Hillsden Source Type: news

Counsellors reach out to Kachin communities to end gender violence
Language EnglishWAING MAW, Myanmar –“We should not have to live in fear of violence just because we are women,” Khaung Nan declared in Waing Maw, a town in Myanmar’s battle-worn Kachin State.Ms. Khaung Nan works at the Waing Maw Women ’s and Girls’ Centre, one of eight such centres in the area. These UNFPA-supported facilities provide counselling, legal assistance, transport to hospitals, and other care for survivors of abuse. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Despite progress, life for children in Myanmar's remote areas remains a struggle, UNICEF warns
The benefits of Myanmar's economic growth, reform and reconciliation efforts have not yet reached children in the country's remote, conflict-affected areas, leaving an estimated 2.2 million children in need of better humanitarian assistance, a United Nations report has revealed. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change
The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'A Normal Man Would Not Want Me': A Heartbreaking Look At Leprosy In 2017
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. YANGON, Myanmar ― Su Myant Sandar was 17 when she first noticed a red patch on her cheek. At the time, she was working with her girlfriends at a garment factory on the poor outskirts of this city. She covered the spot with a thick layer of thanaka, a traditional plant-based makeup, and continued going to work as normal. But it was not an ordinary spot. It was the first visible sign of leprosy, a largely forgotten bacterial infection that affects tens of thousands of people every...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNFPA responds to gender violence in conflict-scarred Kachin
Language EnglishWAING MAW, Myanmar –“Some women are very upset and are not able to immediately explain what has happened,” caseworker Daw Lu Bu explained in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Kachin State, where she treats survivors of gender-based violence. “I have to help them relax and become calm before they can talk. " (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Government of Myanmar unveils new plan to protect marine wildlife and resources
(Wildlife Conservation Society) The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country's diverse fisheries and marine life -- including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species -- and other marine resources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reaching women and girls across the line of fire in Myanmar ’s Kachin conflict
Language EnglishKACHIN STATE, Myanmar –Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar ’s Kachin State intensified in December,nearly 7,000 people have fled the area, often amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the people on the run are 260 pregnant women. Many of them are sleeping on the roadside, unable to find shelter. Their needs are acute.The area is highly militarized, and ongoing fighting and unsafe routes restrict access to the people in need. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news