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crisisgroup:

Telegraph: Aung San Suu Kyi meets Burma’s president after election win

The two met at the president’s official residence in the capital Naypyidaw and were expected to have lunch with Thein Sein’s family, according to her aides.

It was her second meeting with the former junta prime minister since he took office last year, marking the end of nearly half a century of outright military rule.

When asked by AFP earlier, Suu Kyi declined to say what she expected would be discussed during the closed-door talks, which a government official earlier described as “a private meeting”.

The veteran dissident has rejected suggestions that she could enter government after her by-election victory.

But she has not ruled out taking on an advisory role, particularly on the subject of the ethnic minority conflicts that have gripped parts of the country since independence in 1948.

FULL ARTICLE (Telegraph)

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crisisgroup:


Telegraph: Aung San Suu Kyi meets Burma’s president after election win
The two met at the president’s official residence in the capital Naypyidaw and were expected to have lunch with Thein Sein’s family, according to her aides.


It was her second meeting with the former junta prime minister since he took office last year, marking the end of nearly half a century of outright military rule.


When asked by AFP earlier, Suu Kyi declined to say what she expected would be discussed during the closed-door talks, which a government official earlier described as “a private meeting”.


The veteran dissident has rejected suggestions that she could enter government after her by-election victory.


But she has not ruled out taking on an advisory role, particularly on the subject of the ethnic minority conflicts that have gripped parts of the country since independence in 1948.
FULL ARTICLE (Telegraph)

publicradiointernational:

From years of house arrest to a position of power: Pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to Myanmar’s parliament in a landmark vote over the weekend. (Photo: A man shows a phone with a picture of Aung San Suu Kyi as election results are revealed in Yangon on April 1, 2012. By DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS)

It’s a historic moment for Myanmar, with democracy appearing to be advancing in leaps and bounds — and with relatively little violence. Do events in Myanmar offer a model for democratic transitions elsewhere? More.

Posted at 5:54pm and tagged with: Myanmar, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw, ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်, Burma, Asian, ANSEAN, Aung San Suu Kyi, အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်,.

publicradiointernational:

From years of house arrest to a position of power: Pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to Myanmar’s parliament in a landmark vote over the weekend. (Photo: A man shows a phone with a picture of Aung San Suu Kyi as election results are revealed in Yangon on April 1, 2012. By DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS)
It’s a historic moment for Myanmar, with democracy appearing to be advancing in leaps and bounds — and with relatively little violence. Do events in Myanmar offer a model for democratic transitions elsewhere? More.

doctorswithoutborders:

The Need For Urgent HIV and TB Treatment in Myanmar.

Tens of thousands of people living with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in Myanmar are unable to access lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART), a dire situation exacerbated by the recent cancellation of a new round of funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

Lives in the Balance,” a new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), outlines the situation for people affected by HIV and tuberculosis (TB), with a special focus on multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), in Myanmar today. It calls for urgent funding and assistance to be made available by the international donor community to help Myanmar close the devastating gap between people’s need and people’s access to treatment for HIV and TB.

Infographic by Will Owen

Posted at 11:08am and tagged with: HIV, HIV/AIDS, TB, Tuberculosis, Health, Health Care, Medicine, Burma, Myanmar, Doctors Without Borders, MSF, Médecins Sans Frontières, Global Fund,.

doctorswithoutborders:

The Need For Urgent HIV and TB Treatment in Myanmar.   Tens of thousands of people living with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in Myanmar are unable to access lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART), a dire situation exacerbated by the recent cancellation of a new round of funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.  “Lives in the Balance,” a new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), outlines the situation for people affected by HIV and tuberculosis (TB), with a special focus on multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), in Myanmar today. It calls for urgent funding and assistance to be made available by the international donor community to help Myanmar close the devastating gap between people’s need and people’s access to treatment for HIV and TB. Infographic by Will Owen

doctorswithoutborders:

“While international attention focuses on Myanmar, a health crisis in the country looms large. An estimated 85,000 people infected with HIV in Myanmar are not receiving lifesaving treatment. This is an improvement on previous years with new momentum in the country to tackle the crisis. However, the recent retreat of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria threatens to undo improvements, leaving tens of thousands of people living with HIV and TB without treatment and a large scale crisis unchecked.”

—Joe Belliveau, an operations manager at Doctors Without Borders.


This article originally appeared in Thailand’s The Nation newspaper.

Myanmar 2011 © Veronique Terrasse/MSF Meeting with patients at an MSF clinic in southern Myanmar.

Posted at 7:25pm and tagged with: Access to Medicines, Doctors Without Borders, HIV/AIDS, TB, HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis, Myanmar, Burma, MSF, Médecins Sans Frontières, Humanitarian Assistance,.

doctorswithoutborders:

“While international attention focuses on Myanmar, a health crisis in the country looms large. An estimated 85,000 people infected with HIV in Myanmar are not receiving lifesaving treatment.  This is an improvement on previous years with new momentum in the country to tackle the crisis. However, the recent retreat of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria threatens to undo improvements, leaving tens of thousands of people living with HIV and TB without treatment and a large scale crisis unchecked.” —Joe Belliveau, an operations manager at Doctors Without Borders.This article originally appeared in Thailand’s The Nation newspaper.Myanmar 2011 © Veronique Terrasse/MSF Meeting with patients at an MSF clinic in southern Myanmar.

doctorswithoutborders:

Myanmar: Urgent Action Needed Against HIV and TB

Between 15,000 and 20,000 people living with HIV die every year in Myanmar because of lack of access to lifesaving ART. TB prevalence in Myanmar is more than three times the global average and Myanmar is among the 27 countries with the highest MDR-TB rates in the world. Like non-resistant TB, MDR-TB is easily transmitted through the air and can infect perfectly healthy people, but requires far more complex and lengthy treatment.

MSF currently treats more than 23,000 HIV patients in Myanmar. An additional 6,000 people will be enrolled in MSF clinics in 2012. Worlwide, MSF treats more than 170,000 people living with HIV.

Photo: Myanmar 2012 © Greg Constantine A young man co-infected with HIV and TB at MSF’s clinic in Yangon.

Posted at 8:01pm and tagged with: HIV, HIV/AIDS, Doctors Without Borders, AIDS, Health, Humanitarian Crisises, Burma, Myanmar, MDR-TB, Medicine,.

doctorswithoutborders:

Myanmar: Urgent Action Needed Against HIV and TB Between 15,000 and 20,000 people living with HIV die every year in Myanmar because of lack of access to lifesaving ART. TB prevalence in Myanmar is more than three times the global average and Myanmar is among the 27 countries with the highest MDR-TB rates in the world. Like non-resistant TB, MDR-TB is easily transmitted through the air and can infect perfectly healthy people, but requires far more complex and lengthy treatment.MSF currently treats more than 23,000 HIV patients in Myanmar. An additional 6,000 people will be enrolled in MSF clinics in 2012. Worlwide, MSF treats more than 170,000 people living with HIV. Photo: Myanmar 2012 © Greg Constantine A young man co-infected with HIV and TB at MSF’s clinic in Yangon.