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Proceeds from Filipino – Myanmar fashion show to be donated to Yangon Children’s Hospital

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 9 – to mark 60 years of friendship between Myanmar and the Philippines, a charity fundraiser dinner and fashion show will be held at downtown Yangon’s Sule Shangri-La Hotel on September 17, with the proceeds from the event to be donated to the Yangon Children’s Hospital. The event is being organized through the concerted efforts …

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Concerted efforts to abate delays in issuing birth and death certificates

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 6 – Yangon Region Hluttaw MPs and local healthcare groups will reportedly join forces in a bid to abate delays in the issuing of birth and death certificates in Yangon’s Insein Township. The call to action comes after negotiations were held between township healthcare committees and Hluttaw MPs based on overtures made by local residents …

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Over 40,000 to be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis

NO 4

Myitmakha News Agency Lashio, August 26 – the Public Health Department has announced they will start to administer vaccinations against Japanese encephalitis on August 28 in areas of northern Shan State where the virus has recently broken out. The first cases of the virus were reported in northern Shan State this July. By 24 August, a total of 46 individuals …

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Breathing new life into Mon State: Association aims to build oxygen plant in 2017

No 3(global) (1)

Myitmakha News Agency Thaton, August 25 – Mon State’s Thaton Township will be graced by an oxygen plant come 2017, according to the Ahnine Met Mitta Association – a charity group which provides free-of-charge oxygen and blood. The impetus behind the construction of an oxygen plant comes in a bid to mitigate the added expense which is currently incurred by …

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Training at Myeik General hopes to provide isolated drug addicts with a lifeline

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 23 – doctors from rural hospitals in southern Myanmar’s Myeik district and archipelagic Kyunsu Township are currently attending a drug addicts treatment training held at the Myiek General Hospital in a bid to offer effective treatment to addicts from their isolated parts of the region, the hospital informed Myitmakha News Agency. The training course is …

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Six dead from encephalitis in northern Shan

Myitmakha News Agency Lashio, August 19 – six people in northern Shan State have recently died from encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis, as the viral infection counties to spread, according to the Public Health Department (PHD) of Lashio. The first signs of the virus in the region were reportedly recorded during the second week of July, and of the 39 people …

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Over 100 landmine fatalities since January 2015

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 18 – a total of 101 people throughout Myanmar have lost their lives since the start of 2015 from landmine related injuries, according to the Ministry of Health. The vast majority of landmine fatalities are located in Kachin State, totaling 74, while those who died from landmine related injuries in Shan and Chin States number …

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Nationwide Hepatitis B immunization program to be rolled out in September

  Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 11 – the Public Health Department will reportedly roll out a Hepatitis B (Hep B) immunization program for newborn babies at public hospital nationwide from this September, in a bid to mitigate the spread of the disease. The Central Expanded Programme on Immunization (CEPI) will see newborn babies administered with the Hep B vaccine …

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Naga measles outbreak brought under control

NO 5 (global)

Myitmakha News Agency Kalay, August 10 – an outbreak of measles which scourged some remote villages in far northwestern Myanmar’s Naga Self-Administrative Zone (SAZ) is now finally under control, according to the Naga SAZ authorities. Specialists from the Public Health Department (PHD) of Naypyitaw and Sagaing Region hospitals are reportedly administering vaccinations and providing medical treatment for locals in areas …

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Measures taken to abate TB

NO 3(global)

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 3 – the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) and the Public Private Mix TB Project (PPMTB Project) will join forces to open a total of five PPMTB Centres within five private hospitals situated in Yangon and the Sagaing Region capital of Monywa, to be financed by the Global Fund. The centers are reportedly to be opened …

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