Health Situation in Myanmar – Demographic and Health Survey

The survey was conducted in 2015 all over Myanmar by the Ministry of Health, with the aids from DHS foundation and USAID funding. A total of 12,885 women and 4,737 men aged between 15 – 49 years old in 12,500 selected households were interviewed. The sample is nationally representative and findings give better results than previous estimates. And the findings from this survey paint a grim picture of the health situation in Myanmar.


Myanmar Election 2015 in Numbers

Myanmar election in numbers

Myanmar will hold its first nationwide free and fair election (sort of) in 25 years on 8th of November 2015. The main opposition party led by the Nobel laureate Aung San Su Kyi is poised to win a landslide election. It is interesting to see the election in the numbers.


New Myanmar Visa on Arrival

Myanmar visa arrivalNew system of visa on arrival was started in both Yangon (Rangoon) and Mandalay. Start from 1st May, visitors to Myanmar can apply for the new arrival visa at Yangon (Rangoon) International Airport and Mandalay International Airport.

Myanmar has previously issued arrival visa in the past. However, these were not real arrival visa. Visitors had to apply through travel agents a few days in advanced before coming to Myanmar (Burma). The visitor needed to bring the approval letter together with read more


Arsenic contamination in drinking water found in Myanmar

Arsenic contamination in drinking water has been found in all over Myanmar, according to Mizzima News’ report. Quoting Deputy Director of Occupational Health from the Ministry of Health from Myanmar, the news reported “water contaminated with arsenic at levels above 10 ppb (parts per billion) – the level set as permissible by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – was found in the states and divisions of all 12 regions”.

The survey was done in 12 regions of Myanmar which include Yangon read more

List of Death in Yangon New Year Bomb Blast

  1. Daw Ni Ni Thein, female, 67 year
  2. U Khin Maung Lay, male, 61 year
  3. Daw Htay Htay Yi, female, 45 year
  4. Ko Kyin Aung, male, 37 year
  5. Ma Thida Pyone, female, 35 year
  6. U Thant Zin Thein, male, 32 year
  7. Ko Aung Ko Ko Maung, male, 30 year
  8. Ko Soe Win, male, 24 year
Immediately seen after bomb blast in Yangon Thingyan
Immediately seen after bomb blast in Yangon Thingyan

Photo: Nyi Lynn Seck reproduced with permission

News from local media about Yangon Bomb Blast

A number of local news journals have published the accounts of the bomb blast in Yangon during Thingyan New Year Water Festival. Excerpts from Eleven News local media are translated here for our visitors.

“My father is a hundred-household chief (local administrative council member). On that day, he was working as a security at the Myanmar Medical Association Pandal around Kandawgyi Lake. He went there since 7 AM, came back home at 12 for lunch and went back again at 2 PM. Around 3, I heard two read more

Bomb Blast in Yangon Thingyan Killed Eight

Yangon Thingyan New Year Water Festival Bomb Blast
Yangon Thingyan New Year Water Festival Bomb Blast site

Photo: Nyi Lynn Seck reproduced with permission

Three bomb blasts rocked former capital Yangon (Rangoon) during the Thingyan Myanmar New Year celebration this afternoon. According to official MRTV (Myanmar Radio and Television) announcement this evening, three bombs blasted in front of X20 water pandal near Kandawgyi Lake in downtown Yangon (Rangoon) at around read more