PUBLICATIONS August 24, 2014

In or Out?

This review analyses the inclusion of young key populations in the NSPs for HIV and AIDS of 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. The primary document examined for the review of each country’s strategy …

SHOWCASE January 7, 2014

Limelight: Diana (Myanmar)

We were sheltered from the heavy monsoon rain in a restaurant in downtown Yangoon just a few meters away from the famous Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott’s Market).  Tha Zin, or ‘Diana’ as she preferred to be called, dressed in traditional clothes was eager to start the interview. At times like these, is when you realise how courageous, dedicated and …

SHOWCASE December 18, 2013

Spotlight: Myanmar Youth Stars, Yangon

In late 2012, a leadership short course in Yangon brought together for the first time young key affected populations from across Myanmar. One of the workshop’s result is the establishment of a working group designed to strengthen the young key population in Myanmar. Nine active young people then formed Myanmar Youth Stars. UNESCO organized “New Gen in Myanmar”, a leadership …

REGIONAL September 12, 2008

Second country consultation and training meeting on male sexual health in Myanmar

HIV/AIDS has become a national priority in Myanmar, as one of three priorities communicable diseases identified by the Ministry of Health. In South-East Asia, Myanmar, as well as Thailand and Cambodia, have been identified by UNAIDS as the three highest priority countries. UNAIDS 2004 estimates for the number of HIV positive individuals in Myanmar range from 170,000 to 620,000 (out …