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03 Dec 2017 description

1. Overview of the Early Warning and Response System (EWARS)

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHWF) established a disease early warning and response system (EWARS) in Cox’s Bazar district, Chittagong division in Bangladesh as a response to the influx of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) in early September 2017.

28 Nov 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

During epidemiological week 46 (12-18 November 2017), there was a 0.4% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (823,084 and 819,812 respectively). A total of 400 daily Early Warning and Response System (EWARS) forms were received on time during epidemiological week 46.

18 Nov 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

During epidemiological week 45 (5-11 November 2017), there was a 3% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (806,100 and 830,312 respectively). A total of 375 daily EWARS forms were received on time during epidemiological week 45.
Kutupalong makeshift camp population increased by 2% (437,633 vs 431,000) due to the ongoing relocation of FDMNs from other settlements, while the remaining camp populations remained more or less stable.

16 Nov 2017 description
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One of the largest public health interventions ever conducted in Myanmar, the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination campaign, kicking off today, will help stop this rising and potentially fatal disease among children.

11 Nov 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

During epidemiological week 44 (29 October–4 November 2017), there was a 2% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (807,461 and 806,100 respectively). A total of 280 daily EWARS forms were received on time during epidemiological week 44.

03 Nov 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

During epidemiological week 43, there was a 15% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (702,400 and 806,900, respectively). The total number of reporting sites trained for EWARS in Cox’s Bazar increased from 39 to 42; 90% (38/42) sent their filled EWARS data form on time during epidemiological week 43 (22-28 October 2017). The EWARS is expected to be expanded to involve all camps/settlements in Cox’s Bazar.

28 Oct 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

The total number of reporting sites trained for EWARS in Cox’s Bazar increased from 23 to 39; 90% (192/212) sent their filled EWARS data form on time during the epidemiological week 42 (15-21 October 2017). The EWARS is expected to be expanded to involve all camps/settlements in Cox’s Bazar. The number of reports per camp/settlement from the past 7 days is shown in table 1.

15 Oct 2017 description

1. Early Warning and Response System (EWARS)

The main goal of the Early Warning and Response System (EWARS) in Cox’s Bazar District is the early detection of and timely response to public health threats. The main attributes of the system are sensitivity and timeliness.

29 Aug 2013 description

INTRODUCTION

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 5,500 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurred among notified pulmonary TB cases in Myanmar in 2011.

23 Oct 2012 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 9,000 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases occur in Myanmar each year. Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) has been reported since 2007.

In 2011, only 2% of MDR-TB cases received adequate diagnosis, treatment and care. Undiagnosed or mismanaged MDR-TB cases lead to further spread of the disease.

The Ministry of Health is committed to fighting MDR-TB. In 2009 the National TB Programme (NTP) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched an MDR-TB pilot project in 10 townships in Yangon and Mandalay.

30 Mar 2012 description

These guidelines have been written to serve all medical personnel treating patients with HIV in Myanmar. It is meant not only for the National AIDS-STD programme but also for local and international NGOs, hospital doctors and general practitioners in the public and private sectors. With this objective a workshop was held at Nay Pyi Taw on 10th March 2011.

30 Mar 2012 description

This is the third edition of the Guidelines for the Management of HIV Infection in Children in Myanmar. As in the second edition, published in 2007, this document is the result of a consultative approach. It is necessary to revise and update the previous guidelines to keep up with current changes in diagnosis and management of HIV infection in children.

30 Mar 2012 description

These guidelines have been written to serve all medical personnel treating patients with HIV in Myanmar. It is meant not only for the National AIDS-STD programme but also for local and international NGOs, hospital doctors and general practitioners in the public and private sectors. With this objective a workshop was held at Nay Pyi Taw on 10th March 2011.

30 Sep 2008 description

ENSURE SAFE FEEDING FOR INFANTS AND INCREASE VIGILANCE

The Ministry of Health, Government of Myanmar is taking prompt actions in response to contaminated milk powder issue. The Government of Myanmar has conducted search for possible contaminated milk formula in the market, initiated testing for melamine in milk products and increased surveillance for affected children by asking paediatrician to report babies seeking treatment for renal problems and having history of feeding with infant milk formula.