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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.