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 …

Zika virus is wide spread and mosquitoes are not the only vectors

David Skeat News

A few days ago we ran a news item on Zika virus and the warnings given by the WHO about it. The virus is thought to cause microcephaly and brain damage in babies, (as illustrated ). Since that article, new news about the disease has come to light that needs to …

Zika virus outbreak – WHO predicts up to 4 million cases.

David Skeat News

A serious outbreak of Zika virus is emerging in North and South America. The World Health Organization (WHO) are predicting 4 million infections in 2016 in the Americas alone. WHO say that the disease was detected in the Americas last year,  where it is now spreading “explosively”. As of late January …

Dengue Fever Still A Serious Problem On The Thai / Burmese Border

David Skeat News

Reports are still coming that Dengue Fever remains a serious problem on the Thai / Burmese border. The Thai Ministry of Health report  that  in 2015 141,375  cases were treated nationally with 141 confirmed deaths. Since the end of July 2015, on the Thai / Burmese border  39,597 cases of …

Another Malaria awareness Seminar Successfully Concludes

Kris Thomson News

The second round of Buzz Off seminars in Myanmar for 2015 are completed. The team arrived in Yangon November 29 and will leave to return home again December 14. The first seminars of this round were run in the Irrawaddy the village of Udoe, where 52 people from the all …

Myanmar Seminars on the go again!

Kris Thomson News

The Buzz Off training team have arrived in Myanmar and are holding training courses near Ban-ta-naw in the Irrawaddy and next week in Mandalay where students are expected to come form many out lying areas. The Ban-ta-naw seminars are being held in the village of Udoe which is a 50 …

Buzz Off to provide 2,000 more LLIN nets for Myanmar flood victims

David Skeat News

Buzz Off, is providing 2000 more LLIN nets to flood victims caught up in the Myanmar floods. we are also providing funds for Rapid Diagnostic Testing kits (RDTs) as well; these will be distributed to clinics in the flood areas. Moneys that have been donated to the Buzz Off Burma …

Buzz Off distibutes nets and relief in Myanmar flood zones.

David Skeat News

Buzz Off’s Yangon manager Elizabeth Nwe is currently visiting flood torn areas of Myanmar distributing LLIN mosquito nets and other relief to flood victims. The pictures taken here are from Magwe division where. Many thousands of people have been displaced. Buzz Off needs more nets.   Your donation will help …

Mosquito Nets and relief for Burma Floods

David Skeat News

It is the Monsoon season in Myanmar (Burma) and during this time of year mosquito breeding increases as do malaria infection rates. In the midst of the normal Monsoonal rains vast tracts of Myanmar have experienced flash floods and landslides, dams have broken, thousands are displaced and the extra water …