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Title: Public Health
Description/subject: "Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals" (1920, C.E.A. Winslow).[1] It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization.[2] Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, insurance medicine and occupational health (respectively occupational medicine) are other important subfields..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 July 2012


Title: Public Health in Myanmar
Description/subject: "About this blog: This blog is jointly written by a group of Myanmar Public Health Professionals. Our objectives are: To disseminate public health concepts and practices, To present contemporary international public health issues, To present and discuss public health problems of Myanmar "..." မွ်ေ၀လိုသူမ်ားအတြက္ ဒီဘေလာ့ဂ္က စာေရးသူအမ်ား စုေပါင္းေရးတဲ့ ဘေလာဂ္ျဖစ္ၿပီး ပို႔စ္ေတြကို ျပန္လည္ ကူးယူေဖၚျပလိုပါက ဘေလာ့ဂ္လိပ္စာနဲ႔ စာေရးသူ နာမည္ကို အညြန္းထည့္ေပးၿပီး ဘယ္သူမဆို ျပန္လည္ကူးယူ ေဖၚျပႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ ထပ္ဆင့္ျပန္ေဖၚျပသူအားလံုးကို ေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္။ Blog Admins"
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Public Health in Myanmar
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2012


Individual Documents

Title: Epidemic preparedness in Myanmar
Date of publication: 2015
Description/subject: "The ECV Toolkit was developed to reinforce the IFRC Community-Based Health and (CBHFA) Toolkit, a comprehensive training and resource package for volunteers in community health development and health risk reduction programming. The ECV Toolkit ensures that volunteers have the proper training and essential communication tools (among other materials) before they are engaged in outbreak and epidemic response in their communities. It is known that in the middle of an outbreak or epidemic, volunteers have limited time to remember everything they have learned during trainings, or to develop effective response – the ECV Toolkit is therefore designed as a set of practical, easy-to-follow tools to be easily picked up and followed."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Red Cross Society
Format/size: ့html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 11 July 2015


Title: On the cusp of disease transition in Myanmar
Date of publication: 29 October 2013
Description/subject: "Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading global cause of death and disability. Between and within countries, however, there is still a marked diversity in the causes and nature of this disease transition. In Myanmar, economic and political reforms, and the ways in which these intersect with health, have created a unique public health and development context with major ramifications for public health. Myanmar’s transition creates anl opportunity to learn from the public health and development mistakes made elsewhere, but signs are at present that the rush towards short term economic opportunities is taking precedence. This piece illustrates some of the local dynamics that drive NCDs in Myanmar, and potential entry points for the international community to help address Myanmar’s next major health challenge..."
Author/creator: Sam Byfield and Maeve Kennedy, Guest Contributors
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2014