The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has witnessed the manifold and far-reaching humanitarian consequences of protracted conflict in Myanmar for 30 years, including displacement, migration and development reversals.
Myanmar is gaining a lot of opportunity to promote knowledge through public libraries as one of the last countries re-engaged to the world with newly elected democratic government after six decades of authoritarian rule. At the same time, it is facing numerous challenges ranging from the lack of infrastructure to human resource capacity.
This study is the first molecular epidemiological study in Myanmar to examine intestinal worm infections among schoolchildren in Phyu Township. The study explores knowledge, attitude and behaviours on water, sanitation and hygiene practices.
For many decades Professor Des Ball was a linchpin of Myanmar focussed research at The Australian National University. His studies of the Myanmar-Thailand borderlands, captured in four major books and many other publications, were utterly unique.