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Humanitarian organisations, NGOs

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Title: Burnet Institute (Myanmar)
Description/subject: Health challenges...Burnet’s work...Current Projects...Past Projects...MYANMAR COUNTRY ENGAGEMENT PLAN 2014 TO 2016
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burnet Institute
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2016


Title: Community Partners International
Description/subject: A merger of Foundation for the People of Burma and GHAP (Global Health Access Program).....Our Mission: "We work with local partners to improve health and education through community-driven development led by and for the people of Burma/Myanmar. Partnership with local community-based organizations (CBOs) in Burma and along its borders is the core of our work. Together with local partners, we listen to local voices, build local capacity and support basic needs. Our long-term relationships develop the trust and experience vital to positive lasting change, and our extensive network encompasses diverse ethnicities, religions and languages. We believe in community driven development. We provide resources and technical support tailored to specific needs in villages, slums, migrant worker enclaves and refugee encampments, and our projects include an array of health and education initiatives. In addition to improving quality of life at home, many of our partners generate scientifically rigorous documentation to inform and influence public health and education policy globally and locally. No matter what the project, we focus on building the capacity of community leaders to assess their own needs and resources; manage, monitor and evaluate their own projects; and seek and exchange skills and resources with others. We believe this model promotes independence, strengthens communities from within and provides a unique local-global platform to develop long-term civil society in Burma.... HEALTH: We believe that healthy families build strong communities. Our support of community-based public health and clinical care in Burma and along its borders reaches more than one million people — many of them displaced and living in unstable conflict-affected zones with no other health care available. We focus on evidence-based public health and clinical care initiatives through innovative training and partnership with local health clinics, backpack medics and village-based health workers. Using a train-the-trainers model, we have partnered with more than 60 community-based organizations on malaria, tuberculosis, filariasis (elephantiasis), reproductive health, trauma care, health systems strengthening, childhood immunizations and child nutrition in a country where 1 in 3 children are malnourished. Through our health branch, the Global Health Access Program, we provide training, technical support and resources to help our partners implement a broad array of initiatives, including clean births and emergency obstetric care for mothers living in remote villages; malaria screening, treatment and prevention for villagers living in a country with the highest number of malaria deaths in Southeast Asia; trauma management in a country with one of the highest number of landmine injuries and deaths in the world; Vitamin A distribution to prevent blindness and help children survive and thrive; health systems strengthening to improve community-based infrastructure and assessment of health needs and services. EDUCATION Education goes far beyond the classroom for millions from Burma who are vulnerable because they’re illiterate, uprooted, marginalized and poor. Two-thirds of children in our project areas drop out of primary and middle school because books and fees are beyond their reach. Teenagers in places like remote Shan State have few options for their future because their villages don’t have high schools. With solid skills, people have a chance to find jobs, feed families, avoid abuse and rebuild communities. That’s why we invest in education, partnering with 62 local organizations to support more than 1,200 schools, 5,200 teachers and classrooms for more than 115,600 students. In remote villages and peri-urban slums, we support community-led programs that take children off the streets; counsel and retrain trafficked women and girls; train ethnic-minority villagers to farm organically and leverage group savings; teach migrant workers to calculate wages and advocate for rights; train leaders to assess and respond to community needs. Starting with preschools, our education outreach continues through primary school, middle school, high school, post-high school and includes an array of vocational and skills training opportunities for adults—including many who’ve never had formal schooling. We believe education is the cornerstone of civil society. In conflict and natural disaster zones, our local partners’ extensive network of schools offer uprooted villagers stability, hope and a chance to regroup."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Community Partners International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 November 2011


Title: ICRC Myanmar page
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross
Alternate URLs: http://www.icrc.org
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: ICRC: Search results for "Myanmar"
Description/subject: (104 results, November 2010)
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Language: English
Format/size: Search for Myanmar
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Language: English
Format/size: Search for Burma OR Myanmar
Alternate URLs: http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/countries/asia/burma/index.cfm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Merlin, Medical Relief, Lasting Health Care
Description/subject: Myanmar page
Language: English
Source/publisher: Merlin
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_Emergency_Relief_International
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2010


Title: Myanmar Health Articles on MSF website
Description/subject: Articles and activity reports on Myanmar health
Language: English
Source/publisher: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/publications/ar/report.cfm?id=4447&cat=activity-report
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2010


Title: Myanmar Medical Association
Language: English
Source/publisher: MMA (GONGO)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Health Organisation Country Office for Myanmar
Description/subject: Home... Media centre... Publications and reports... Areas of work... About the country office... Related links
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.searo.who.int/myanmar/documents/en/
Date of entry/update: 13 August 2016


Individual Documents

Title: New Project in the Federal State of Shan
Date of publication: 13 July 2001
Description/subject: After two years of lobbying, MSF has gained permission to start aproject in the federal state of Shan in Myanmar (Burma).
Source/publisher: Medecins Sans Frontieres
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Treating Thousands of Malaria Patients
Date of publication: 01 November 2000
Description/subject: From the MSF 2000 International Activity Report. MSF has been working in Burma since 1992. International staff: 31, National staff: 192. Treatment of Malaria, AIDS prevention
Language: English
Source/publisher: Medecins Sans Frontieres
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: A Land of War, a Journey of the Heart
Date of publication: 27 September 1997
Author/creator: Paula Bock
Language: English
Source/publisher: Seattle Times
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Studienreise der Blindenmission Hildesheim nach Birma/Myanmar
Description/subject: Tiefe Eindrücke von einer unvergesslichen Reise nach Myanmar/Birma, in das faszinierende Land der goldenen Pagoden mitgebracht. Vorstellung eines Hilfsprojekts der Blindenmission für blinde Kinder. Im Anhang Literaturtipps: Der Glaspalast (Amitav Gosh) und Tage in Burma (George Orwell)
Author/creator: Johannes Achilles
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Blindenmission Hildesheim
Format/size: html (27k)
Date of entry/update: 08 March 2005