Yangon Now Has Sufficient Beds to Cope With Influx of COVID-19 Patients, Health Officials Say

YANGON—Myanmar’s commercial hub, Yangon, is now able to provide sufficient health care to the region’s thousands of COVID-19 patients—and the many more who test positive each day—as more than 10,000 newly added hospitals beds are ready, according to senior regional health officials. As of Thursday morning, Myanmar had reported a total of 21,433 COVID-19 cases […]

Illicit export of pigs from Thailand to Myanmar rampant

The swine industry is in a difficult time, given what is happening in the region and the impact those developments caused, an industry leader said. U Zaw Myo Tun, joint secretary from Myanmar Livestock Federation said that China decided to end imports from Vietnam, due to a territory dispute at sea, and Japan stopped the […]

HelpAge invites open tender for consultants to submit EOI for delivery of the assignment; Closing Date; Dec 6, 2015

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Terms of Reference – Policy Mentoring International Consultant Myanmar is facing a disease transition towards increasingly greater burdens from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in contrast to burdens that were previously dominated by communicable diseases and maternal/neonatal and nutrition disorders. The health system in Myanmar requires assistance to respond effectively, […]

Gun disease’ afflicts Myanmar’s gold miners

MANDALAY, Myanmar — In the gold mines of Sinktu and Thabait Kyin, in the Mandalay division of Myanmar, gold mining is famous. More than 30 gold mines are active here, but the scene doesn’t look much like wealth. Half-naked men with rusty pneumatic drills and homemade dynamite are lowered 500 feet on fraying ropes into […]

Israel aims to make its mark in Myanmar

Since the recent opening up of the country, Myanmar has been receiving tremendous interest from investors, conglomerates and countries around the world who are vying for a piece of the last frontier in Asia. The US and EU governments have been making attempts aggressively to normalize their relations with the former pariah nation by lifting […]