Burma's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been appointed an ambassador of the UN's programme on HIV and AIDS and has been tasked with fighting discrimination against people living with the disease, the agency said on Tuesday.
Kachin crisis ‘inconsistent’ with reform: US
The Burmese government’s Peace Making Work Committee leader Aung Min met with Mae Tao clinic’s founder Dr Cynthia Maung in Mae Sot as the organisation struggles to stay afloat as funding along the border dries up
A drug-resistant strain of malaria has spread rapidly to the Thai-Burma border, raising concerns of an uncontrollable epidemic
US special envoy to Burma speaks of concern about the tens of thousands of civilians displaced by fighting in Kachin state
Refugee fire victims ‘suffering trauma’
Umpiem official says many of the estimated 3,000 victims of a fire last week 'lost everything except the clothes they were wearing'
Burma faces HIV and TB crisis after global funding cuts
85,000 HIV sufferers to go without life-saving treatment, as donor govts backtrack on funding pledges
UN official targets health, job creation
Vijay Nambiar ends five-day visit to Burma with calls for reforms that benefit citizens, as well as urging greater investment in education
Tortured activist dies days after jail release
Thet Nwe underwent bouts of severe torture and was sent to a psychiatric ward twice during his term in Insein prison before his 13 January release
Famine threat looms in Chin state
Bad harvest triggers renewed food shortages in impoverished northwestern state as World Food Programme project comes under fire
Govt upping health spending 0.7 percent
Spending on health sector to rise to two percent of annual budget, doing little to shift Burma's low global healthcare ranking
Rangoon warehouse blast kills 17
Official said large pre-dawn explosion at a warehouse in Burma’s biggest city Rangoon on Thursday killed at least 17 people and injured dozens but was not caused by a bomb
More aid needed for Kachin refugees: HRW
Decision to allow UN teams to access refugees in Laiza promising, but needs to become a long-term commitment, says rights group
Tavoy natives fear deep-sea port impacts
Local residents in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division who are facing possible relocation to make way for Dawei [Tavoy] deep-sea port project construction held a press conference in Rangoon yesterday.
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