In Sagaing Division, it has been reported that six family members of medical doctors have contracted H1N1.
A directive by Burma’s Ministry of Health that cigarette packets must display mandatory warnings of health problems caused by smoking came into effect on 1 September.
Dr. Zaw Lin, head of the Health Ministry’s dengue-control programme, speaks to DVB about efforts to reduce the risk of contracting this sometimes deadly mosquito-borne disease.
When her father died of AIDS in 2003, Pyae Phu Khaing* was just three years old, and only two years later her mother died of the same disease.
Burma’s health minister scrapped plans to fill more of the vacancies at the ministry with military personnel, after thousands of people joined an online protest.
Thirty-seven persons in Burma have died of dengue fever so far this year, according to the Ministry of Health.