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Title: Hesperian Health Guides
Description/subject: "Hesperian Health Guides are easy to use, medically accurate, and richly illustrated. We publish 20 titles, spanning women’s health, children, disabilities, dentistry, health education, HIV, and environmental health, and distribute many others. Buy, download, or read from this page, or view resources by language to explore materials in Spanish and over 80 other languages..."
Language: English and other languages
Source/publisher: Hesperian Health Guides
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Healthwiki
http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/?book=download_where_there_is_no_doctor#tabs-downloads
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011


Title: Wikipedia (health)
Description/subject: Full of health pages. From the alternate URL scroll down to "Burmese" (currently No. 107), and click on the Burmese script. Clicking on the Roman "Burmese" will take you to the Burmese language page. In the Burmese wiki, use Myanmar-3 font.
Language: English (other languages available)
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias (scroll down and click on the Burmese script to access the Burmese language wiki)
http://www.wikipedia.org
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2011


Title: Wikipedia HIV page
Description/subject: * 1 Introduction * 2 Transmission * 3 The clinical course of HIV-1 infection o 3.1 Primary Infection o 3.2 Clinical Latency o 3.3 The declaration of AIDS * 4 HIV structure and genome * 5 HIV tropism * 6 Replication cycle of HIV o 6.1 Viral entry to the cell o 6.2 Viral replication and transcription o 6.3 Viral assembly and release * 7 Genetic variability of HIV * 8 Treatment * 9 Epidemiology * 10 Alternative theories * 11 References * 12 External links * 13 AIDS News
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 April 2006


Title: Wikipedia in Burmese
Description/subject: About 10,000 items...Use Myanmar-3...A number of Health topics
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2011


Individual Documents

Title: Burmese Border Guidelines - update 2016 - English
Date of publication: 19 April 2016
Description/subject: "The Burmese Border Clinical Guidelines are specifically designed to assist medics and health workers practising along the Thailand-Myanmar border. These 2016 guidelines are an adaptation and update of the 2007 Burmese Border Clinical Guidelines (BBG) which was produced in conjunction with a number of organisations on the Thai-Myanmar border. The updated has been completed using resources such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 2013 ‘Clinical Guidelines Diagnosis and Treatment Manual,’ and other international treatment guidelines and medical literature from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). These guidelines have been updated and approved by physicians working at Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU). Mae Tao clinic kindly contributed their pharmacy handbook which has been created using MSF 2013 ‘Clinical Guidelines Diagnosis and Treatment Manual,’ and the ‘British National Formulary’ (BNF) 2014. In addition, some parts of the ‘Mae Tao Clinic 2015 Chronic Guidelines’ are included. There may be minor discrepancies between the pharmacy handbook and the guidelines due to slightly different practices. Please follow local protocols for your organisation if available. Specific guidelines for malaria, obstetrics and paediatrics/neonates exist so most duplicated information has been removed from this guideline to avoid conflicting advice. For information regarding these topics, please see separate guidelines. Where possible each chapter follows the following format: EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, DEFINITION, CAUSES, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT and PREVENTION. The information within each chapter may not be an extensive list but the most relevant aspects for clinics on the border are included. The guidelines are written in simple English to allow for understanding, and the language has been checked and approved by medics at SMRU clinics. SMRU gives permission for the reproduction and translation of these guidelines for use by other health organisations on the border. These guidelines are recommendations only, SMRU and Mae Tao clinic cannot be held responsible for the use of these guidelines by other organisations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: SMRU (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit)
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB) (322 pages)
Alternate URLs: http://www.shoklo-unit.com/sites/default/files/bbg_medical_guidelines_19apr2016.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 August 2016


Title: Where There Is No Dentist (English)
Date of publication: July 2012
Description/subject: "'Where There Is No Dentist' is a book about what people can do for themselves and each other to care for their gums and teeth. It is written for: • village and neighborhood health workers who want to learn more about dental care as part of a complete community-based approach to health; • school teachers, mothers, fathers, and anyone concerned with encouraging dental health in their children and their community; and • those dentists and dental technicians who are looking for ways to share their skills, to help people become more self-reliant at lower cost. Just as with the rest of health care, there is a strong need to ‘deprofessionalize’ dentistry—to provide ordinary people and community workers with more skills to prevent and cure problems in the mouth. After all, early care is what makes the dentist’s work unnecessary—and this is the care that each person gives to his or her own teeth, or what a mother does to protect her children’s teeth...".....Read online or download (3.7MB)...Originally published 1983; last revised 2011.
Author/creator: Murray Dickson
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hesperian Foundation
Format/size: html, pdf (3.7MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/Where_there_is_no_dentist-2011%28en%29-op175-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011


Title: Where There Is No Doctor: a village health care handbook - 2011 revised edition (English)
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: "This handbook has been written primarily for those who live far from medical centers, in places where there is no doctor. But even where there are doctors, people can and should take the lead in their own health care. So this book is for everyone who cares. It has been written in the belief that: 1. Health care is not only everyone’s right, but everyone’s responsibility... 2. Informed self-care should be the main goal of any health program or activity... 3. Ordinary people provided with clear, simple information can prevent and treat most common health problems in their own homes—earlier, cheaper, and often better than can doctors... 4. Medical knowledge should not be the guarded secret of a select few, but should be freely shared by everyone... 5. People with little formal education can be trusted as much as those with a lot. And they are just as smart... 6. Basic health care should not be delivered, but encouraged..... Clearly, a part of informed self-care is knowing one’s own limits. Therefore guidelines are included not only for what to do, but for when to seek help. The book points out those cases when it is important to see or get advice from a health worker or doctor. But because doctors or health workers are not always nearby, the book also suggests what to do in the meantime—even for very serious problems...".....The Hesperian.org site provides links to the 23 individual chapters, for easy download."
Author/creator: David Werner; with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hesperian Health Guides
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011


Title: Where Women Have No Doctor - a health guide for women (Burmese)
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: Summarized and Translated by Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE).... Foreword: "Health is a right; and like all other human rights it applies to everybody, particularly those person living in deplorable conditions. Quality health services must be based on poor people's particularly poor women's needs. Historically, women have been at a disadvantaged on account of neglect and discrimination in treatment by the state and societal institutions in most parts of the world. This leads to marginalization of women as attributed by the lack of opportunity and indignities perpetrated by discriminatory legal systems. We are very pleased to offer this new adapted Burmese version of the book entitled Where Women Have No Doctor which combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the way of poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs that limit women's health and access to care. The book aims to empower women to improve their health and to support community health workers who continue to improve women's health. Our special thanks go to the women and men behind the publication of this book whose immeasurable contribution led to the completion work. Moreover, to the Hesperian Foundation, without the generous support of, this book will not come into fruition. Moreover, we dedicate this book to the Burmese women who continue to be marginalized. May this book offer relief and support to you.".....The Hesperian site provides the full text in high resolution and links to individual chapters... "An essential resource for any woman or health worker who wants to improve her health and the health of her community, and for anyone to learn about problems that affect women differently from men. Topics include reproductive health, concerns of girls and older women, violence, and mental health..."
Author/creator: A. August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, Katharine Shapiro...translated by Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: WEAVE/Hesperian Health Guides
Format/size: pdf (3.7MB-OBL version)
Alternate URLs: http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/resources-in-burmese/
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011


Title: Where Women Have No Doctor - A health guide for women (English)
Date of publication: 2010
Description/subject: "This book was written to help women care for their own health, and to help community health workers or others meet women’s health needs. We have tried to include information that will be useful for those with no formal training in health care skills, and for those who do have some training. Although this book covers a wide range of women’s health problems, it does not cover many problems that commonly affect both women and men, such as malaria, parasites, intestinal problems, and other diseases. For information on these kinds of problems, see Where There Is No Doctor or another general medical book. Sometimes the information in this book will not be enough to enable you to solve a health problem. When this happens, get more help. Depending on the problem, we may suggest that you: • see a health worker. This means that a trained health worker should be able to help you solve the problem. • get medical help. This means you need to go to a clinic that has trained medical people or a doctor, or a laboratory where basic tests are done. • go to a hospital. This means you need to see a doctor at a hospital that is equipped for emergencies, for surgery, or for special tests..."......The Hesperian site provides the full text in high resolution and links to individual chapters. The OBL Alternate URLs are to the full text in low and medium resolution... See also the Burmese version on the OBL and Hesperian sites.
Author/creator: A. August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, Katharine Shapiro
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hesperian Health Guides
Format/size: pdf - 5.6MB (low resolution) ; 9.1MB (medium resolution)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/Where_women_have_no_doctor(en)-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/Where_Women_Have_No_Doctor(en)-op150-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011


Title: Patients' Manual -- Burmese
Date of publication: 2009
Description/subject: Short illustrated brochure in Burmese explaining basic medical terms relating to hygiene, disease vectors etc.
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI)
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2009


Title: Patients' Manual -- Karen
Date of publication: 2009
Description/subject: Short illustrated brochure in Karen explaining basic medical terms relating to hygiene, disease vectors etc.
Language: Karen
Source/publisher: Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI)
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2009


Title: A Community Guide to Environmental Health (English)
Date of publication: 2008
Description/subject: Summary: “Covers topics: community mobilization; water source protection, purification and borne diseases; sanitation; mosquito-borne diseases; deforestation and reforestation; farming; pesticides and toxics; solid waste and health care waste; harm from mining and oil extraction. Includes group activities and appropriate technology instructions.”..."...It is clear what it means to improve the health of a child or of a family. But how do you improve the health of the environment? When we talk about environmental health, we mean the way our health is affected by the world around us, and also how our activities affect the health of the world around us. If our food, water, and air are contaminated, they can make us sick. If we are not careful about how we use the air, water, and land, we can make ourselves and the world around us sick. By protecting our environment, we protect our health. Improving environmental health often begins when people notice that a health problem is affecting not just one person or group, but is a problem for the whole community. When a problem is shared, people are more likely to work together to bring about change..."...Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author/creator: Jeff Conant and Pam Fadem
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hesperian Health Guides
Format/size: pdf (8MB - OBL version)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/Community_guide_to_environmental_health2008(en)-op200-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2011


Title: Medical Terms - English, Karen & Burmese
Date of publication: 2008
Description/subject: A useful 32-page list of medical terms - English, Karen, Burmese...Additional terms for symptoms might make the list more useful in consultations.
Language: English, Karen, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Drum Publications
Format/size: pdf (261K)
Date of entry/update: 11 May 2015


Title: Burmese Border Guidelines - update 2007 - Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 2007
Description/subject: "The Burmese Border Clinical Guidelines are specifically designed to assist medics and health workers practising along the Thailand/ Burma border. They have been adapted from the international treatment guidelines and medical literature of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that focus on common diseases present on the Thailand/ Burma border. Every effort has been made to incorporate the experiences of the local medics and health providers who have been working in the refugee camps and communities on the border for the last twenty years. The language is in simple English...These guidelines should not replace clinical decision-making, but should act as an aid in confirming a diagnosis when you already have an idea of the patient’s disease. These guidelines have been adapted from medical reference books and are simplified for use in the context of refugee camps and peripheral clinics on the Thailand/ Burma border, and therefore may not be appropriate for use elsewhere. The treatment options help you to choose a therapy according to the severity of the disease and the age of the patient. Treatment schedules mentioned in this book are just one way to cure a patient; keep in mind that other therapies (suggested by other guidelines or new health workers) could be used to treat your patient. Read the TEXT for information about the disease. This tells you which signs and symptoms you should expect, which tests you can use to make a diagnosis, which complications or signs of severity to look for, which treatment to use and how to prevent the disease. Read the TABLES for the medicine that you have chosen in order to find the correct dose according to the age or weight of the patient. Here you will find contra indications and warnings for use of medicines..." A 2016 English update of the BBG is available in this section and at the Alternate URL.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Aide Medicale Internationale
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.shoklo-unit.com/sites/default/files/bbg_medical_guidelines_19apr2016.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2007


Title: Questions and Answers on HIV and AIDS -- Burmese
Date of publication: 2005
Description/subject: This 63 page book collectively answers many of the questions young people want to ask about HIV/AIDS. [in Myanmar language] It explains AIDS origin in Africa and spread globally, its current prevalence in Myanmar, its modes of infection, and means for control. Yangon, 2005... For further information please contact: Jason Rush, Communication Officer, UNICEF in Myanmar Phone: (95 1) 212 086; Fax: (95 1) 212 063 ; Email: jrush@unicef.org
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: UNICEF
Format/size: pdf (1.64MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2005


Title: LABORATORY MANUAL FOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN TRAINING
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: Lesson 1 Health and disease 1..... Lesson 2 Job description 3..... Lesson 3 Safety in the Laboratory 6..... Lesson 4 The Microscope 8..... Lesson 5 The Cell 14..... Lesson 6 Blood Cells 15..... Lesson 7 Malaria 19..... 7.1 Malaria cycle 20... 7.2 Malaria Smear 23... 7.3 Fixing and staining 26... 7.4 Principle of smearing, fixing and staining 27... 7.5 How to recognize a good stain 29... 7.6 Examination of blood film for malaria parasites 31... 7.7 Routine examination of blood film for malaria parasites 42... 7.8 Malaria parasite density 43... 7.9 Malaria record 46..... Pictures of Plasmodium parasites 47..... Lesson 8 Filariasis 52..... Lesson 9 Determining of haemoglobin and haematocrit 55: 9.1 Determining of haemoglobin level 55... 9.2 Determining of haematocrit 57..... Lesson 10 Tuberculosis 61..... 10.1 Safety precautions 63... 10.2 Sputum collection 64... 10.3 Sputum smearing 65... 10.4 AFB stain of sputum smear 67... 10.5 TB slide examination 69 10.6 TB record 70..... Lesson 11 Paragonimiasis 71... 11.1 Sputum preparation 72... 11.2 Microscopic examination 73..... Lesson 12 Hepatitis B 74..... Lesson 13 Blood transfusion 75..... Lesson 14 Laboratory recording 82..... Lesson 15 Laboratory quality control 86: 15.1 Laboratory quality control service by SMRU 86..... Lesson 16 Inventory / Orders 87: Appendix 1 Learning materials 91... Appendix 2 Reagents and equipment 92..... Appendix 3 Laboratory equipment suppliers in Thailand 94..... References 95.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SMRU (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit)
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2016


Title: LABORATORY MANUAL FOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN TRAINING - Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: Lesson 1 Health and disease 1..... Lesson 2 Job description 3..... Lesson 3 Safety in the Laboratory 6..... Lesson 4 The Microscope 8..... Lesson 5 The Cell 14..... Lesson 6 Blood Cells 15..... Lesson 7 Malaria 19..... 7.1 Malaria cycle 20... 7.2 Malaria Smear 23... 7.3 Fixing and staining 26... 7.4 Principle of smearing, fixing and staining 27... 7.5 How to recognize a good stain 29... 7.6 Examination of blood film for malaria parasites 31... 7.7 Routine examination of blood film for malaria parasites 42... 7.8 Malaria parasite density 43... 7.9 Malaria record 46..... Pictures of Plasmodium parasites 47..... Lesson 8 Filariasis 52..... Lesson 9 Determining of haemoglobin and haematocrit 55: 9.1 Determining of haemoglobin level 55... 9.2 Determining of haematocrit 57..... Lesson 10 Tuberculosis 61..... 10.1 Safety precautions 63... 10.2 Sputum collection 64... 10.3 Sputum smearing 65... 10.4 AFB stain of sputum smear 67... 10.5 TB slide examination 69 10.6 TB record 70..... Lesson 11 Paragonimiasis 71... 11.1 Sputum preparation 72... 11.2 Microscopic examination 73..... Lesson 12 Hepatitis B 74..... Lesson 13 Blood transfusion 75..... Lesson 14 Laboratory recording 82..... Lesson 15 Laboratory quality control 86: 15.1 Laboratory quality control service by SMRU 86..... Lesson 16 Inventory / Orders 87: Appendix 1 Learning materials 91... Appendix 2 Reagents and equipment 92..... Appendix 3 Laboratory equipment suppliers in Thailand 94..... References 95.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: SMRU (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit)
Format/size: pdf (5.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2016


Title: Disabled Village Children - A guide for community health workers, rehabilitation workers, and families
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: "Disabled Village Children is a guide for community health workers, rehabilitation workers, and families. With more than 4,000 line drawings and 200 photos, this is an exciting book of information and ideas for all who are concerned about the well-being of disabled children. It is especially for those who live in rural areas where resources are limited. But it is also for therapists and professionals who assist community-based programs or who want to share knowledge and skills with families and concerned members of the commnunity. The book gives a wealth of clear, simple, but detailed information about most common disabilities of children: many different physical disabilities, blindness, deafness, fits, behavior problems, and developmental delay. It gives suggestions for simplified rehabilitation, low-cost aids, and ways to help disabled children find a role and be accepted in the community. Above all, the book helps us to realize that most of the answers for meeting these children's needs can be found within the community, the family, and in the children themselves. It discusses ways of starting small community rehabilitation centers and workshops run by disabled persons or the families of disabled children..."... PART 1. WORKING WITH THE CHILD AND FAMILY: Information on Different Disabilities...PART 2. WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY: Village Involvement in the Rehabilitation, Social Integration, and Rights of Disabled Children...PART 3. WORKING IN THE SHOP: Rehabilitation Aids and Procedures with the help of many friends Drawings by the author
Author/creator: David Werner
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hesperian Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 February 2005


Title: The Ship Captain's Medical Guide
Date of publication: 1996
Description/subject: First aid - Chapter 1 Adobe Acrobat PDF (1.2Mb); Toxic hazards of chemicals including poisoning - Chapter 2 Adobe Acrobat PDF (24Kb); General Nursing - Chapter 3 Adobe Acrobat PDF (289Kb); Care of the injured - Chapter 4 Adobe Acrobat PDF (216Kb); Causes and prevention of disease - Chapter 5 Adobe Acrobat PDF (44Kb); Communicable diseases - Chapter 6 Adobe Acrobat PDF (90Kb); Sexually transmitted diseases - Chapter 6.1 Adobe Acrobat PDF (43Kb); Other diseases and medical problems - Chapter 7 Adobe Acrobat PDF (393Kb); Diseases of fishermen - Chapter 8 Adobe Acrobat PDF (45Kb); Female disorders and Pregnancy - Chapter 9 Adobe Acrobat PDF (22Kb); Childbirth - Chapter 10 Adobe Acrobat PDF (112Kb); Survivors - Chapter 11 Adobe Acrobat PDF (19Kb); The dying and the dead - Chapter 12 Adobe Acrobat PDF (17Kb); External assistance - Chapter 13 Adobe Acrobat PDF (59Kb); Annexes/Index Adobe Acrobat PDF (368Kb).
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maritime an Coastguard Service (UK Stationary Office)
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2005


Title: Anatomy of the Human Body (Gray
Date of publication: 1918
Description/subject: "The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn..."
Author/creator: Henry Gray
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bartleby.com
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.bartleby.com/107/
Date of entry/update: 17 February 2005