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Burmese Collection

A collection of health and culture resources about the Burmese immigrant and refugee population referenced on EthnoMed.

A New Life and New Tools video - Karen
19 minute 21 second video about the importance of cervical cancer screening, culturally tailored for Karen women unfamiliar with western health systems. The video highlights the importance of screening, how to get an appointment and ask for an interpreter and/or woman doctor, and what happens during a cervical cancer screening appointment.
A New Life and New Tools video - Karen with English subtitles
19 minute 21 second video about the importance of cervical cancer screening, culturally tailored for Karen women unfamiliar with western health systems. The video highlights the importance of screening, how to get an appointment and ask for an interpreter and/or woman doctor, and what happens during a cervical cancer screening appointment.
A New Life and New Tools video script - English
14-page PDF. English language video script for "A New Life and New Tools". The 19 minute video in Karen language available with English subtitles is about the importance of cervical cancer screening.
A New Life and New Tools video script - Karen
10-page PDF. Karen language video script for "A New Life and New Tools". The 19 minute video in Karen language available with English subtitles is about the importance of cervical cancer screening.
Burmese Refugee Health Profile
CDC has completed a Burmese Refugee Health Profile. The Burmese have been coming to the United States for longer than some refugee groups, so many of their health concerns may be well-known. The information provided in this refugee health profile is intended to help resettlement agencies, clinicians, and providers understand the cultural background and health issues of greatest interest/concern pertaining to resettling Burmese refugee populations. The following health conditions are considered priority health conditions when caring for or assisting Burmese refugees: hepatitis B and intestinal parasites.
Clinical Pearl: Consider Lead and Other Heavy Metal Toxicities in the Evaluation of Nonspecific Symptoms
A short clinical pearl about the need to consider the prevalence of high lead levels among recently arrived Burmese.
Evaluation of Tuberculosis Program Services for Burmese Refugees in Thailand Resettling to the United States
A 58-page PDF report on an evaluation of tuberculosis services developed following an outbreak of MDR TB among a group of 15,000 displaced Laotian Hmong living in Thailand, to determine their impact on the effectiveness of the overseas screening of similar populations granted refugee status by the U.S. Government. The assessment was conducted at an IOM screening program established for Burmese refugees living in the Mae La Displaced Persons Camp on the Thai-Burmese border, in order to to provide recommendations to the IOM for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of refugees resettling to the U.S. from Thailand, and to provide recommendations to CDC’s DGMQ and DTBE for improving the effectiveness and practicality of the 2007 new tuberculosis Technical Instructions.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Fact Sheet - Burmese
Information fact sheet (1 page PDF) about pertussis (whooping cough) in Burmese language.
Working with Refugees from Burma to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning
Information presented by the New York State Department of Health on the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning among recent Burmese refugees, and prevention issues specific to this population. Includes a discussion of some of the cultural and health practices common among Burmese refugees.
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