|Title:|| ||Burma Children Medical Fund
|Description/subject:|| ||"The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) is a program dedicated to raising money for children from Burma with serious medical problems who are disadvantaged as a result of the political turmoil in Burma. On this website you will find a brief introduction to the situation along the Thai-Burma border and at the Mae Tao Clinic; see pictures of children you can help; read about the medical conditions that BCMF funds treatment for and see how donations are managed and used.
BCMF is currently expanding its program to include special adult and women’s cases. Please see Burma Adult Medical Fund (BAMF) and Women’s Gynaecological Surgery Fund (WGSF) for more information.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Burma Children Medical Fund|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.burmachildren.net/our-cases/women/|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||26 December 2012|
|Title:|| ||Countdown to 2015 - Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: Myanmar profile
|Date of publication:|| ||14 June 2012|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Countdown to 2015 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions to reach Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health...The Countdown country profile presents in one place the best and latest evidence to enable an assessment of progress in improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and achieving MDGs 4 and 5. The profile presents the most recent available information at the time it was published on selected demographic measures, coverage rates for priority interventions across the continuum of care, and indicators of equity, policy support, human resources, and financial flows. Missing values, or estimates that are more than five years old, indicate an urgent need for concerted action to increase data collection efforts.
The most current Countdown country profile, containing the latest available Myanmar health data on key maternal and child health indicators, was published in June 2012 in Building a Future for Women and Children: The 2012 Report."|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (397K)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.countdown2015mnch.org/|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||22 June 2012|
|Title:|| ||Countdown to 2015: Accountability Report - Myanmar
|Date of publication:|| ||March 2012|
|Description/subject:|| ||"In March 2012, Countdown published Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: An update on progress in poor countries. This publication included special one-page Countdown country profiles, customized to showcase core indicators selected in 2011 by the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health."|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (1.44MB)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||22 June 2012|
|Title:|| ||MYANMAR: Majority of under-five deaths preventable - UNICEF
|Date of publication:|| ||26 February 2009|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Most deaths of children under five are preventable or treatable in Myanmar, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The Under 5 Mortality Survey (2002-2003), conducted by the government and UNICEF, reported the main causes of early death as acute respiratory infection (21.1 percent), brain infection (13.9 percent), diarrhoea (13.4 percent), septicemia (10.7 percent) and prematurity (7.5 percent).
About three-quarters of all deaths occurred in the first year.
"Over two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented by inexpensive but proven high impact services like immunisation, better case management with antibiotics, insecticide-treated bed nets, supplementation of Vitamin A and other micronutrients," Osamu Kunii, chief of health and nutrition at UNICEF, told IRIN in the former Burmese capital, Yangon.
As part of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Myanmar has pledged to reduce its under-five mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015, from 130 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 43.
"To achieve the goals we need more internal efforts and external supports, especially resource mobilisation such as funding," Kunii said, emphasising the importance of better collaboration and coordination between government, UN and NGO partners before 2015..."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||IrinNews (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||20 March 2009|
|Title:|| ||"Health Messenger" Magazine No. 38 -- special issue on child health
|Date of publication:|| ||December 2007|
|Description/subject:|| ||Part I - Health:
Journey of the Foetus - Health Messenger;
Immunisation - Judith Leblanc, Nurse officer (AMI);
Developmental Milestones and Factors Influencing Childhood Development - Damarice Ager (ARC);
Caring for your Child - Damarice Ager (ARC)...
Part II - Medical:
Immediate Care of the Newborn Infant - Dr. Claudia Turner & Dr. Verena Carrara (SMRU);
Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (Children <5) - Dr. Claudia Turner (SMRU);
Differential Diagnosis of Diarrhoea Diseases in Children - Dr. Zaw (World Vision) and HM;
Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) - Andrea Menefee, MPH, RDFood Security Programme Coordinator (TBBC);
Child Growth Monitoring - Erika Garrity Pied, MS, RDNutrition Technical Officer, (TBBC);
Intestinal Worms in Children - Dr. Marcus Rijken (SMRU);
|Language:|| ||English, Burmese|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI)|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (2.3MB)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||29 February 2008|
|Title:|| ||Active surveillance for congrnital rubella syndrome in Yangon, Myanmar
|Date of publication:|| ||January 2006|
Rubella vaccine is not included in the immunization schedule in Myanmar. Although surveillance for outbreaks of measles and rubella is conducted nationwide, there is no routine surveillance for congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Therefore, we organized a study to assess the burden of CRS...
From 1 December 2000 to 31 December 2002 active surveillance for CRS was conducted among children aged 0–17 months at 13 hospitals and 2 private clinics in Yangon, the capital city. Children with suspected CRS had a standard examination and a blood sample was obtained. All serum samples were tested for rubella-specific IgM; selected samples were tested for rubella-specific IgG and for rubella RNA by reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR)...
A total of 81 children aged 0–17 months were suspected of having CRS. Of these, 18 children had laboratory-confirmed CRS (7 were IgM positive; 7 were RT–PCR positive; and 10 were IgG positive at > 6 months of age). One additional child who tested positive by RT–PCR and whose mother had had rubella during pregnancy but who had a normal clinical examination was classified as having congenital rubella infection. During 2001–02 no rubella outbreaks were detected in Yangon Division. In the 31 urban townships of Yangon Division, the annual incidence was 0.1 laboratory-confirmed cases of CRS per 1000 live births...
This is the first population-based study of CRS incidence from a developing country during a rubella-endemic period; the incidence of CRS is similar to endemic rates found in industrialized countries during the pre-vaccine era. Rubella-specific IgG tests proved practical for diagnosing CRS in children aged > 6 months. This is one of the first studies to report on the use of rubella-specific RT–PCR directly on serum samples; further studies are warranted to confirm the utility of this method as an additional means of diagnosing CRS.|
|Author/creator:|| ||Thant, Kyaw-Zin; Oo, Win-Mar; Myint, Thein-Thein; Shwe, Than-Nu; Han, Aye-Maung; Aye, Khin-Mar; Aye, Kay-Thi; Moe, Kyaw; Thein, Soe; Robertson, Susan E.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Bulletin of the World Health Organization, ;84(1):12-20, 2006.|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (195K)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://whqlibdoc.who.int/bulletin/2006/Vol84-No1/bulletin_2006_84(1)_12-20.pdf|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||18 April 2008|
|Title:|| ||Improving Maternal newborn and child health-Myanmar
|Date of publication:|| ||2004|
|Description/subject:|| ||In Myanmar, over 60% of the total population
are women and children. The population is made
up of the Bamar ethnic majority, who live mostly in
the lowlands and central part of the country, and
some 135 different ethnic groups, mainly living in
the highlands and eastern and western borders of
Myanmar. More than 70% of the total population
lives in rural areas. The lowland delta and central
dry zone are highly populated areas.
In 2003, the MOH estimated a crude birth rate
of 24 live births per 1,000 populations in urban areas,
and 26 per 1,000 in rural areas. Intense efforts have
been instigated to improve maternal and newborn
health (MNH) services. Various activities have been
implemented, with particular emphasis on improving
essential obstetric care and post-abortion care.
Although there have been significant improvements
in quality of MNH service delivery, current estimates
indicate that maternal mortality ratio has not declined
to the levels anticipated.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||World Health Organization, South-East Asia Region|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (550.63 K)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||04 November 2010|