Exploding tourism threatens Inle Lake’s biodiversity
This audio slideshow looks at the Burmese lake’s fragile ecosystem, which is at risk from hotel and farm pollution. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Burma’s Population Control Bill Threatens Maternal Health Progress
The parliament of Burma recently passed a new “population control” bill that could represent a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances if implemented in a coercive or discriminatory manner. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Group Prenatal and Group Baby Care With Refugees (Roberta Matern MD)
Phoenix is a major recipient of refugees for resettlement in the US. The Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center works closely with the Arizona Health Department's Refugee Clinic and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). As such, we have many refugee patients from Burma, Bhutan, African nations and the Middle East. Recognizing the unique needs of these populations, especially for disease prevention and prenatal care, the residency and the IRC adapted Centering PregnancyTM and Centering ParentingTM to our refugees. For over 5 years, we have provided group prenatal and group baby care in a c...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - April 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Burmese Pythons Are Taking Over the Everglades
True to their name, Burmese pythons are native to the tropics of southern and southeastern Asia, where the gigantic snakes—they can grow as long as 19 ft.—have carved out a comfortable niche for themselves, squeezing their prey to death. But sometime over the past few decades, Burmese pythons began appearing in Everglades National Park in south Florida. The snakes were most likely either pets that had been released into the wild or their descendants, and, like countless tourists before them, they took very well to the tropical heat and lush greenery of Florida. Too well, as it turns out. A new study published i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized ecology endangered species Environment everglades invasives species predator pythons Source Type: news

More Snakes Added To U.S. Banned Species List
After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, federal officials are taking aim at boa constrictors and 4 species of anacondas. Breeders and retailers are hissing mad.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greg Allen Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria threatens to spread to India causing global health crisis
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading across Burma and has reached the Indian border, threatening to render conventional medicines redundant in the global fight against the disease. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - March 1, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Myanmar culls chickens, quail to contain H5N1 outbreak
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has culled thousands of poultry to try to contain an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Monywa, west of the commercial center of Mandalay, health officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria poised to cross into India
Resistance to vital antimalarial drugs called artemisinins has spread across Burma to the Indian border. If not contained, it could ultimately hit Africa hard (Source: New Scientist - Epidemics and Pandemics)
Source: New Scientist - Epidemics and Pandemics - February 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria found close to Myanmar border with India
LONDON (Reuters) - Malaria with total resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin has taken hold in Myanmar and spread close to the border with India, threatening to repeat history and render crucial medicines useless, scientists said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria threatens to spread from Burma, say researchers
Oxford scientists warn parasite impervious to the key drug artemsinin has been found in testing near Indian border and could emerge in Africa Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in London Tags: Malaria Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

Study in Myanmar confirms artemisinin-resistant malaria close to border with India
Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25km of the Indian border, a new study reports. Artemisinin resistance threatens to follow the same historical trajectory from Southeast Asia to the Indian subcontinent as seen in the past with other antimalarial medicines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Attack on Myanmar Red Cross Violates International Law
PHR strongly condemns the recent attack in Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar) on a Myanmar Red Cross convoy that was evacuating civilians from a conflict area. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - February 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study in Myanmar confirms artemisinin-resistant malaria close to border with India
(Wellcome Trust) Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25km of the Indian border, a study published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases reports. Artemisinin resistance threatens to follow the same historical trajectory from Southeast Asia to the Indian subcontinent as seen in the past with other antimalarial medicines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mo Brooks, Ben Carson Share False Narrative On Measles Outbreak
The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Rep. Mo Brooks and potential presidential hopeful Ben Carson both suggested a connection between illegal immigration and the spread of diseases such as measles in the United States. Though it is often difficult to pinpoint precise origins of disease outbreaks, there is no evidence supporting a link between the recent outbreaks and illegal immigration. Brooks, a Republican from Alabama, was asked about the current measles outbreak in an interview with radio host Matt Murphy (at the 14:24 mark). The congressman said the immunization practices in the home countries of immig...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trauma training course: innovative teaching models and methods for training health workers in active conflict zones of Eastern Myanmar - Washington CH, Tyler FJ, Davis J, Shapiro DR, Richards A, Richard M, Lee TJ, Colton TL, Berk L, Rauch L, Shwe Oo EK, Hahn R, Stock LM.
BACKGROUND: Myanmar has struggled through decades of internal conflict, which has negatively impacted the country's health outcomes. Recent government changes have brought hope and reduced conflict. The ethnic minority groups have suffered the brunt of the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

MSF Restarts Basic Medical Activities in Parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Field newsMSF Restarts Basic Medical Activities in Parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine State January 20, 2015 Tens of thousands of people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are able to access basic health care and emergency referral from medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the first time in over nine months. Following instructions to MSF Holland to cease activities last February, these primary health clinics restarted on December 17, 2014.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Study: Burgeoning Trade in Wild-Cat Products From Burma to China
Tigers and other wild cats from Burma like clouded leopards are increasingly being sold to China, according to a new study. Researchers focused on the Burmese town of Mong La, which lies on the Chinese border, where they noticed a threefold rise in shops selling parts from endangered species over the past eight years. The findings were published in the Biological Conservation journal. The rise “could be due to greater enforcement action in Thailand,” says report author Chris Shepherd of Traffic, an international wildlife-trade-monitoring network, reports the BBC. “But because that is yet to happen on the ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - December 23, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Burma China endangered myanmar Tiger Wildlife Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis?
MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis? - TRFN
MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014
In 2014, TIME’s commitment to photojournalism remained as strong as ever, as the magazine assigned photographers to stories all across the U.S. and in Afghanistan, Brazil, Burma, Central African Republic, Finland, Gaza, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, the Phillipines, Syria and Ukraine among many other countries. From the gruesome civil war in Central African Republic to the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, the devastation in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis in Syria, TIME’s photographers were on the front lines of a particularly violent year, bringing back some of the most compelling images produced o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivier Laurent Tags: Uncategorized Alex Majoli Andrew Quilty Christopher Morris Dominic Nahr Elinor Carucci James Nachtwey Jerome Sessini Landon Nordeman Lynsey Addario Maxim Dondyuk Moises Saman Peter van Agtmael photography Photojournalism phot Source Type: news

VIDEO: Tackling HIV in Myanmar
As access to Myanmar increases, is the country left more vulnerable to diseases such as HIV/Aids? Nick Wood reports. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video Feature: Jade’s Journey Marked by Drugs and Death
A New York Times documentary and article look at mine workers in Myanmar struggling with poverty and drug addiction even as the country’s jade industry is booming because of demand from China. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAN LEVIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Mines and Mining Heroin Myanmar Jade Source Type: news

Measurement of attacks and interferences with health care in conflict: validation of an incident reporting tool for attacks on and interferences with health care in eastern Burma - Haar RJ, Footer KH, Singh S, Sherman SG, Branchini C, Sclar J, Clouse E, Rubenstein LS.
BACKGROUND: Attacks on health care in armed conflict and other civil disturbances, including those on health workers, health facilities, patients and health transports, represent a critical yet often overlooked violation of human rights and international h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Protect the Rights of the Rohingya in Burma
The government of Burma has consistently targeted the Rohingya community in a campaign which may amount to crimes against humanity. Take action now to stop the abuse of the Rohingya. (Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel)
Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel - November 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Physicians for Human Rights Source Type: news

Will Myanmar’s ‘Triple Transition’ Help Eradicate Crushing Poverty?
Novice monks beg for alms near the Sule Pagoda in downtown Yangon. The barbed wire barricades behind them were once a permanent feature on this busy road, but have been pushed aside to make way for peace. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Amantha PereraYANGON, Nov 21 2014 (IPS)Myanmar is never out of the news for long. This has been the case since a popular uprising challenged military rule in 1988. For over two decades, the country was featured in mainstream media primarily as one unable to cope with its own internal contradictions, a nation crippled by violence.Since 2011, with the release of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu K...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amantha Perera Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Population Poverty & MDGs Source Type: news

In The Latest Issue
The Price of Genius Alan Turing, the man who pioneered computing, also forced the world to question what it means to be human The 25 Best Inventions of 2014 Welcome to Time’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun A Constitutional Moment The Founding Fathers were clear about who sets immigration policy Tackling Immigration Alone The President has good reason to bypass Congress. But he’ll pay a price GE Makes a Big Bet on Manufacturing The company’s plan to make things again is a test for the entire American economy Jorge Ramo...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - November 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Megan Gibson Tags: Uncategorized Cover TOC Source Type: news

Forced Displacement Leaves Burmese Families Living in Substandard Conditions, with Higher Rates of Hunger and Sickness
The Burmese government violated international standards when forcibly displacing families from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by threatening many residents with court appearances and imprisonment, giving them inadequate compensation for land lost, and failing to provide training or other means of income to those who lost their jobs, according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A Foreseeable Disaster in Burma
In this report, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) outlines the findings of its recent survey of households forcibly displaced by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone development project in Burma. (Source: PHR Reports)
Source: PHR Reports - November 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New therapy for trauma survivors
(PLOS) A newly developed transdiagnostic psychotherapy, called the Common Elements Treatment Approach, is effective for reducing mental health symptoms among Burmese trauma survivors living in Thailand, according to a study published by Paul Bolton and colleagues from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Washington, USA in this week's PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

President Obama’s Burma Visit Offers Opportunity to Push for Improvement on Human Rights
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta appeared today at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces charges of crimes against humanity for his role in violence that followed the 2007 election. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Has Much Changed For Multinational Healthcare Companies In Myanmar?
During our 2013 study of Myanmar’s healthcare system, we managed to meet with both policy makers and multinational pharmaceutical and device companies who were eager to see a viable market for healthcare goods and services evolve.  It would be fair to say that in hindsight, most people from both the public and private sector were fairly bullish both on the country’s healthcare-specific growth prospects as well as overall political reform.  Now, almost eighteen months later, I wanted to return to these points and see how the market is evolving, and what the implications are for multinationals. (Source:...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Benjamin Shobert Source Type: news

Myanmar: UN officials cite citizenship issue, expansion of aid as key concerns
Back from a recent trip to Myanmar, senior United Nations humanitarian and development officials today called for continued lifesaving aid to the displaced, assistance to address poverty and create better coexistence conditions, and a political solution to a new citizenship plan. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Physicians for Human Rights Comments on Discriminatory Plan for the Rohingya
PHR today criticized a plan that would force many Rohingya to claim Bangladeshi origin as part of a strategy by the government of Burma to further isolate the minority group. Those who refuse to renounce their identity are reportedly being arrested, tortured, or sent to camps. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - September 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Conflict Keeps Mothers From Healthcare Services
Increasing levels of violence across India due to ethnic tensions and armed insurgencies are taking their toll on women and cutting off access to crucial reproductive health services. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulSep 26 2014 (IPS)Twenty-five-year-old Khemwanti Pradhan is a ‘Mitanin’ – a trained and accredited community health worker – based in the Nagarbeda village of the Bastar region in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.Since 2007, Pradhan has been informing local women about government health schemes and urging them to deliver their babies at a hospital instead of in their own home...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Democracy Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Peace Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Source Type: news

What makes people sick? Burmese refugee children's perceptions of health and illness - Fernandes S, Liamputtong P, Wollersheim D.
Understanding children's perceptions of health and illness is important for health promotion so that age-appropriate health care services and preventative health programs can be developed. In this article, we discuss the perceptions and experiences of heal... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Asian Camel Cricket and 10 Other Invasive Species You Might Not Know
This is the camel cricket. You hate it, don’t you? You should. Let’s start with the fact that it’s—how to put this nicely?—repulsive. Add the fact that it’s big, by bug standards at least, measuring up to two inches (5 cm) long; that it resembles a spider more than a cricket; and that it will eat nearly anything—including other camel crickets, which is just plain bad form. Now to all that, add the additional fact that camel crickets are here. And by “here,” we mean everywhere. An Asian species originally, it has now turned up in more than 90% of cricket sightings across...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 3, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Adam Glanzman Tags: Uncategorized animals asian carp burmese python cane toad gray squirerl invasive species killer bees kudzu Rabbits snakehead starlings zebra mussels Source Type: news

Better Treatment for CMV Retinitis, HIV-Related Illness, in Myanmar
  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

MSF urges Myanmar to allow it to resume work as health crisis worsens
YANGON (Reuters) - An international medical group has urged the Myanmar government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the poorest parts of the country, warning that healthcare there has seriously deteriorated since it was expelled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Innovation to quench the thirst of Burmese crops
This audio slideshow visits a social enterprise that works with farmers to design income-boosting products. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Secretary Kerry Must Press Burmese Government to Uphold Human Rights
Secretary Kerry must press the Burmese government to stop the violence against ethnic minorities, investigate past attacks, and bring the perpetrators to justice. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - August 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them educated
Myanmar released dozens of children and young adults from its armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, the United Nations today confirmed, welcoming also efforts to get the people away from guns and into classrooms. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Urge Secretary Kerry to Prioritize Human Rights on His Trip to Burma
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Burma in August and will meet with key government leaders. Urge Secretary Kerry to prioritize human rights during his trip to the country. (Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel)
Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel - July 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Physicians for Human Rights Source Type: news

Urge Secretary Kerry to Prioritize Human Rights in Burma
Secretary Kerry will be visiting Burma in August and will have the opportunity to pressure the Burmese government to protect human rights and bring justice to victims of persecution and violence. Urge Secretary Kerry to prioritize human rights in Burma. (Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel)
Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel - July 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Physicians for Human Rights Source Type: news

Myanmar: MSF Cautiously Welcomes Offer to Return to Rakhine
  AMSTERDAM—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed with caution an official announcement that MSF will be allowed to resume operations in Rakhine State, after it was forced to halt medical activities there in February. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Myanmar Muslims in remote Rakhine suffer worsening health crisis
INN DIN Myanmar (Reuters) - Visitors to the medical facility in one of Myanmar's poorest and most remote regions are greeted by a padlocked gate and a sign reading: "Clinic closed until further notice." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The 5 Worst Invasive Species in the Florida Everglades
As I write in a cover story in TIME this week, invasive species are a growing threat around the U.S. And there’s no place quite as thoroughly invaded as Florida: “We are ground zero for the impacts of invasive species,” says Doria Gordon, director of conservation science for the Florida chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC) . “And our invaders are very good at finding new habitats.” Often those habitats are in or around the Everglades, that vast “river of grass” that covers much of South Florida. Half of the original Everglades has been developed for farming or housing, and the s...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - July 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Corey Protin Tags: Uncategorized animals burmese pythons Environment everglades Florida invasive species Pests Wildlife Source Type: news

How to Catch a Python, in Five (Sort of) Easy Steps
“Fear is a natural reaction.” That’s what the dangerous-animal expert Jeff Fobb told me stood in the backyard of his house in Homestead, Florida, waiting to tangle with a Burmese python. Fobb was right—even though Burmese pythons don’t really pose a threat to human beings, there’s something about the way a snake slithers, the way the muscles under the sheen of its scales ripple, that seems to strike a bell in the human amgydala. Almost as scary: the fact that there may be tens of thousands of invasive pythons slithering around the state of Florida. But that doesn’t mean it’s ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corey Protin Tags: Uncategorized burmese pythons Environment Florida hunting invasive species Snakes video Source Type: news

The Volunteer Army Hunting Florida’s Invasive Pythons
As I write in TIME’s cover story this week, Burmese pythons invaded Florida years ago, and they’ve thrived in the warm tropical climate. There may be tens of thousands of pythons slithering around south Florida, but the truth is that no one really knows. That’s because when they don’t want to be found—which is most of the time—Burmese pythons are all but impossible to locate. At a 2013 state-sponsored hunt, nearly 1,600 participants found and captured just 68 pythons. “For every one snake you’ll find, you can walk by at least 99 without seeing them,” says Michael Dorcas...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corey Protin Tags: Uncategorized climate change endangere species Environment Florida global warming invasive species Nature Conservancy Python Patrol Source Type: news

Mobile teams resume reproductive health care in Rakhine, Myanmar - 19 June 2014
SITTWE, Myanmar – UNFPA-supported mobile medical teams have resumed providing life-saving reproductive health services in 15 camps for displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Four teams have been deployed, including 10 UNFPA-sponsored midwives, five of whom recently received hands-on training in Yangon. The teams, which also include doctors and health assistants, will provide much-needed health services to around 90,000 people from both Rohingya and Rakhine communities. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news