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Title: UNICEF Country Statistics
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNICEF Myanmar Page
Description/subject: The most substantial material on the site is in the Media Centre, and includes: a pdf document in Burmese: "Questions and Answers on HIV and AIDS"... "The State of the World's Children 2005 - Children under threat" in English, (and in the same box a link to what should be a Burmese version, but since this is 56 pages rather than the 164 of the English, I have doubts)... "Progress For Children A Child Survival Report Card" in English, with The Foreword, Child Survival, and the East Asia and Pacific sections in Burmese... a "Myanmar Reporter's Manual" (65 pages)in English and Burmese versions: "This manual provides instruction on international-standard reporting skills, child-focused reporting and ethics for Myanmar journalists in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child." then there is a glossy, 28-page "UNICEF in Myanmar - Protecting Lives, Nurturing Dreams" in English.....In the For Children and Youth section is an illustrated and simplified aticle-by-article version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and a couple of illustrated online books for young children and their families in English and Burmese. Under Youth Web Links there English language animations (I suppose) called "Top 10 Cartoons for Children's Rights" but I could not get them to work. Also links to several other UNICEF and UN young people's sites. The "Activities" and "Real Lives" sections deal with UNICEF's activities in the country.
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNICEF
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Myanmar search
Description/subject: These results are for 2015. Change search options in column on the left...Search for Myanmar. 464 results (November 2001). 819 in May 2005, 1749 in 2015. Images and substantial documents.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unicef.org
Date of entry/update: 04 August 2015


Title: WHO Myanmar
Description/subject: * The WHO Mission * About WHO Myanmar * WR To Myanmar * WHO Myanmar Staff List and Emails * Professional Staff * General Staff * Vacancies * Map of Myanmar
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 September 2011


Title: WHO Myanmar page
Description/subject: Statistics; Selected Indicators; Disease outbreaks; HEALTH EXPENDITURES: Key Health Expenditures Indicators... PROVISION/COVERAGE: Immunization coverage; Attended Delivery and Care; Home-based long-term care; HEALTH SYSTEM ORGANIZATION AND REGULATION: Health Legislation... HEALTH: SUMMARY MEASURES: Life Tables; HALE... HEALTH: CONDITION SPECIFIC: Polio incidence/prevalence; TB incidence/prevalence; Oral Health... HUMAN RESOURCES: Doctors, Nurses and other health professionals.
Language: English
Source/publisher: WHO
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2003


Title: WHO Research tools
Description/subject: Library database (WHOLIS): "WHOLIS is the World Health Organization library database available on the web. WHOLIS indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1985 to the present. An on-site card catalogue provides access to the pre-1986 technical documents"... A guide to statistical information at WHO (WHOSIS): A guide to epidemiological and statistical information available from WHO. Most WHO technical programmes develop health-related epidemiological and statistical information which they make available on the WHO website. The WHOSIS will help you to find it: - WHOSIS; - Burden of disease statistics; - WHO mortality database; - Statistical annexes of the World Health Report; - Statistics by disease or condition; - Health personnel; - External sources for health-related statistical information; WHO family of international classifications: - The international statistical classification of diseases; - International classification of functioning, disability and health; - Disability assessment schedule II (WHODAS II)... Geographical information tools: - Communicable disease surveillance and response: public health mapping; - Evidence and information for health policy: GIS; - Global health atlas; - PAHO/AMRO SIG-Epi... Media centre: - Multimedia Page: audio, video, photos... WHO collaborating centres: - WHO collaborating centres database.
Language: English (available also in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)
Source/publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.who.int/research/en/
Date of entry/update: 02 September 2005


Title: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Description/subject: Not much of substance emerged from a general search, but try the statistical tables of the annual reports.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Health Organisation Country Health Profile: Myanmar
Description/subject: Upbeat. Perhaps something useful on the site.
Language: English
Source/publisher: WHO SE Asia
Alternate URLs: http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section313/Section1522_10916.htm
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2010


Title: World Health Organisation SE Asia Office
Description/subject: Lots of stuff on health in Burma. No search engine on the site, which was apparently last updated in October 2003, but a Google site-specific search got more recent documents in more than 7000 results in May 2005 - see Alternate URLs below).
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organisation
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.who.int/about/regions/searo/en/index.html
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2010


Title: World Health Organisation, Southeast Asia: Search results for Myanmar
Description/subject: A good malaria page, with links to marked-up maps showing: Distribution of Slide Positivity Rate(%) in Mynmar,1999; Malaria Morbidity (Per 1000) in Myanmar,1999; Malaria Mortality in Myanmar,1999; Distribution Of Severe and complicated Malaria Cases in Myanmar,1999; Distribution Deaths in Myanmar,1999; Distribution Of Pf % in Myanmar & Thailand,1999; Malaria Incidence (Per 1000) in Myanmar & Thailand ,1999; P.falciparum Resistance Status Of Chloroquine in Myanmar,1991-97; P.falciparum Resistance Status of S-P in Myanmar,1991-97; P.falciparum Resistance Status Of Mefloquine in Myanmar,1991-97; P.falciparum in VIVO Drug Resistance In Myanmar 1991-1997. Also a couple of tobacco pages, a rather scanty nutritional and country profile, a World Water day page, two demands for passwords and a "404 Object Not Found".
Language: English
Source/publisher: WHO SE Asia
Alternate URLs: http://w3.whosea.org/pass/siteserch.asp
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Health Reports
Description/subject: Reports from 1996 (follow link to Archives). Full texts downloadable from 1999.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: UNICEF Immunization doses for sale!
Date of publication: 28 December 2002
Description/subject: Sittwe, 28th December 02: "Myanmar National Committee for Women's Affairs (MNCWA) by the dictate of the ruling Burmese SPDC junta has been collecting tolls forcefully in the western Burmese state of Rakhine beginning September 02, according to our correspondent. The MNCWA has been reported to collect tolls from the immunization drives conducted throughout the state under the auspices of the UNICEF. For each dose of immunization given to children below five and to expectant mothers the rate is kyat 40 each at Ponnagyun Township beginning 25th September. Every expectant mother has also been forced to pay kyat 500 as donation to the associationís fund for the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association (MMCWA). Besides this the Yayaka village councillors have been entrusted with the responsibility of collecting kyat 100 every month from each of the families of the villages for raising funds of the association..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Narinjara news
Format/size: html (11K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Health Report 2000 Statistical Tables
Date of publication: 2001
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Health Report 2000
Date of publication: June 2000
Description/subject: Very interesting report, dealing with Health Systems" ("all the activities whose primary purpose is to promote, restore or maintain health" -- a much broader area than formal health services, and includes traditional healers, home care, such health-enhancing interventions as road and environmental safety, and incorporates health-related education etc.) The table on health system attainment and performance places Burma/Myanmar at 190 out of 191 countries, deeply offending the rank-conscious generals. "The World Health Report 2000 Health Systems: Improving Performance is an expert analysis of the increasingly important influence of health systems in the daily lives of people worldwide. Health systems provide the critical interface between life-saving, life-enhancing interventions and the people who need them. If health systems are weak, the power of these interventions is likewise weakened, or even lost. Health systems thus deserve the highest priority in any efforts to improve health or ensure that resources are wisely used. The World Health Report 2000 aims to stimulate a vigorous debate about better ways of measuring health system performance and thus finding a successful new direction for health systems to follow. By shedding new light on what makes health systems behave in certain ways, WHO also hopes to help policy-makers weigh the many complex issues involved, examine their options, and make wise choices."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003