The first reported cases of Zika-related microcephaly in Southeast Asia came a day after US health officials issued an advisory about the growing risk of the disease in the region.
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Burma will launch a blood-donation system in July to help meet the demands of the country’s health system, officials announced on Sunday at an event marking World Blood Donor Day.
Drug resistant malaria has been found across Burma, risking a global crisis if it moves into India or Africa. Ranked as the country with the worst burden of malaria in[…]
Taxation of alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco products is set to increase in the new fiscal year starting in April. Amendments to the Union Taxation Bill will see duties increase from[…]
The Burmese Ministry of Health announced on Sunday its plan to launch a nationwide measles-rubella vaccination campaign in January. Partnering with the World Health Organisation’s aim to eradicate measles in[…]
The Mayanchaung Centre in Rangoon’s Helgu Township houses around 140 people who suffer from leprosy — a disease that leaves its sufferers stigmatised by society.
While no one knows exactly how many of Burma’s estimated 4 million stray dogs carry rabies, UN news service IRIN reported on Monday that some sources claim alarming numbers as high as 75 percent. According to IRIN, health workers in Burma say that the fatal disease is a serious threat for the country’s urban dwellers.