Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Myanmar hiv

  • Some 85,000 HIV-infected people in Myanmar are not getting treatment due to a lack of funding, despite renewed international engagement with the government amid a wave of political reform, a medical aid group said Wednesday.
  • (AP -
  • Peter Paul de Groote is head of the group's operations in Burma, also known as Myanmar. He says the funding would have expanded treatment dramatically.
  • (Voice of America)
  • Work conditions at the Hpakant jade mines are notoriously miserable with low wages, long hours, inadequate tools and high levels of HIV/AIDS infections due to rampant drug use.
  • (Asia Times)
  • The government is now reviewing HIV legislation and punitive laws.
  • (Gant Daily)
  • Among specific diseases, the leading causes of death and illness in Burma/Myanmar are TB, malaria and HIV/AIDS. EU intervention: the EU contributes €18 million via the multi-donor Three Diseases Fund (3DF).
  • (eGov Monitor)
  • UNICEF has also been engaged in Myanmars relief work based on its core commitments for children.
  • (Bernama)
  • For a period, one in four victims that World Vision supported in a shelter was HIV-positive.
  • (Phnom Penh Post)
  • The budget also includes $2.7 billion to help development in emerging lands like Haiti, Liberia, Myanmar and South Sudan As for funding to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS, mostly in Africa, it would remain steady at $5.4 billion.
  • (New York Post)

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