Buzz Off needs your help

David Skeat News

Buzz Off is gearing up to go to remote Burma in November and expand the program into Indonesia in 2018. However, in order to do so we need to raise funds. We will need to raise $40,000 as quickly as possible. $20,000 for the Burma and $20,000 to expand the …

Buzz Off training team returns from rural Burma

David Skeat News

The Buzz Off training team has completed its first of two trips to Burma for 2017. The team which sourced personnel from England, Holland, Myanmar, Australia and NZ trained 51 malaria volunteers in Myawaddy (Karen State) and Keng Tung (Shan State). This training took the total number of Burma based …

More LLIN nets distributed in rural Burma

David Skeat News

Buzz Off has been busy distributing LLIN mosquito nets in remote areas of Burma. In January hundreds of nets were distributed in Kyaut Gyi and Thanphyu Zayat. Rapid diagnostic tests were also given to clinics in these areas. Yangon manager Elizabeth Nwe visited the outlying areas and visited families talking to …

Buzz Off announces new training seminars in Myanmar

David Skeat News

The Buzz Off training team will be travelling to Myanmar in late March to train more malaria vulunteers. Seminars are  currently being arranged in Myawaddy (in Karen State) and Kyaing Tong (in Eastern Shan Sate). The training team will be travelling from Yangon, Holland, England and Australia, and will be …

Buzz Off training team are in Pathein

David Skeat News

The Buzz Off training team are now in Pathein after running seminars in Yangon, Taungoo and Moulmein. So far on this trip more than 70 malaria volunteers have been trained and meetings held with other organisations and government leaders. Today that team met Ms Ga Moe Myat Myat Thu (Government Minister Karen …

Buzz Off team complete week one in Yangon

David Skeat News

The Buzz Off malaria training team have completed the first week of training in Yangon. 22 health care workers came together in Insein to be trained by the team. A great time was had by all. The training team includes nurses from Switzerland and England with other team members coming …

Buzz Off Burma Training set for November 2016

David Skeat News

Buzz Off are sending a training team to Burma to run malaria training seminars in country for the whole of November 2016. The training team are from; Australia, England, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Burmese trainers will be joining us there and we will be running 4 seminars …

Dengue Fever usually found in monkeys found in humans

David Skeat News

The Australian media is reporting that a rare strain of Dengue fever that is usually found in monkeys has been found in humans. A Queensland woman who was visting Brunei in 2014 contracted the rare strain of Dengue fever whilst there. It is the first reported case of this form …

More nets needed in Myanmar

David Skeat News

In 2015 Buzz Off distributed over 7,000 LLIN nets into remote villages in regional Myanmar. This gives an estimated coverage to 21,000 people. In 2016 we are hoping to increase this to 10,000 LLIN nets. We cost each net at $10. These nets keep families safe from Malaria – you …

A new twist in Zika virus outbreak – infections through blood transfusions – Updated

David Skeat News

On February 5, 2016, Reuters  reported that the Zika Virus has been spread through infected blood used for blood transfusions. So far the disease has also been spread through sexual contact, and animal bite, and on February 6, 2016, the first reports came though that Zika had been found in …